Make Them Cry, Smith Henderson & Jon Marc Smith, Harper Collins - Can private military contractors hired by the United States to stabilize violence in Afghanistan by taking over the country's heroin traffic use the same tactics with Mexican drug cartels?
Millicent Glenn's Last Wish, Tori Whitaker, Lake Union Publishing - Tori Whitaker’s “Glenn’s Last Wish,” fails to excite, with what turns out to be a tedious plot line. If that’s not enough, toss in Roe vs Wade, and add religious overtones.
We are all the Same in the Dark, Julia Heaberlin, Ballantine Books - Trumanell Branson was a Texas town’s homecoming queen, a beyond-beautiful local heroine who overcame a deeply troubled home life to win the respect of her neighbors.
The Book of Lost Names, Kristin Harmel, Gallery Books - Eva Traube Abrams, a university student living in Paris, refuses to believe a warning from a fellow student, who, like herself, wears a yellow star.
For the Best, Vanessa Lillie, Thomas & Mercer - Juliet Worthington-Smith, CEO of the Poe Foundation of Rhode Island, wakes with a blistering hangover one summer morning to find the police at her door.
Amazon Alexa More Than Just Weather & Music (Score Publishing, August 2020) Bradley Metrock Reviewed By Doris Booth Score Publishing... View Article
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, Ann and Jeff Vandermeer, Vintage Books - Editors Ann and Jeff Vandermeer have compiled an extraordinary collection of creepy, scary and intelligent stories by an impressive number of fantasy writers from around the world in their hefty new tome, “The Big Book of Modern Fantasy.”
Book Review, Lost Girls, Ellen Birkett Morris - The sixteen astounding stories in Ellen Birkett Morris’ debut collection, “Lost Girls,” include a cornucopia of tales about love and loss and longing infused with a richness of detail and empathy that prompted the renowned writer, Jenny Offill, to pronounce this “a dazzling collection."
Hard Rain, Irma Venter-Elsa Silke translator, Amazon Crossing - Translated from Afrikaans, Irma Venter’s thriller,“Hard Rain,” takes the reader on a roller coaster ride.
Book Reviews: Richard Hofstadter: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, The Paranoid Style in American Politics, Uncollected Essays 1956-1965 edited by Sean WilentzJune 7, 2020 2:23 pm 2 Comments
Hofstadter: Uncollected Essays 1956-1965, Sean Wilentz Editor, Library of America - Pulitzer prize-winning historian Richard Hofstadter possessed a genuine feel for trends in American society.