Monthly Archives: December 2012

Book Review: A Bitter Brew by Christine Ellen Young

A Bitter Brew: Faith, Power, and Poison in a Small New England Town by Christine Ellen Young Publisher – Berkley Copyright 2003 256 pages Rating – 9/10 Summary – Author Christine Young takes the 2003 arsenic poisonings at a church … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blind Owl Blues by Rebecca Davis Winters

Blind Owl Blues by Rebecca Davis Winters Publisher – lulu.com Copyright 2007 225 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson (1943-1970) was the guitarist for the blues-rock band Canned Heat. In Blind Owl Blues, author Rebecca Davis … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sixteenth Minute by Jeff Guinn & Douglas Perry

The Sixteenth Minute: Life in the Aftermath of Fame by Jeff Guinn & Douglas Perry Publisher – Penguin Copyright 2005 366 pages Rating – 5/10 Summary – The Sixteenth Minute has a great premise – what happens to formerly-famous people … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Switch by Elmore Leonard

The Switch by Elmore Leonard Publisher – HarperTorch Copyright 1978 279 pages Rating: 6/10 Summary: In Elmore Leonard’s The Switch, a philandering jerk’s wife is kidnapped – and he doesn’t want her back. This plot – though not original to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Land O’ Goshen by Charles McNair

Land O’ Goshen: A Novel by Charles McNair St. Martin’s Press Copyright 1994 264 pages Rating: 4/10 Summary: A religious war has broken out in America and the reader experiences it through the perspective of Buddy, a fourteen-year-old orphan in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Comfort by Barton Sutter

Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map by Barton Sutter University of Minnesota Press Copyright 1998 207 pages Rating: 6.5/10 Summary: Duluth, Minnesota, is well off the beaten path for most tourists. But in the nonfiction Cold Comfort, … Continue reading

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