Books

Book Review — Rough Magic

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer I became aware of the Mongol Derby, a 1,000 kilometer race across the Mongolian steppes recreating the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan, at my kitchen table a few years ago from a woman recounting her experience riding this dangerous and lonely race.…

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Book Review — The Last Romantics

The Last Romantics: A Novel by Tara Conklin An epic novel that revolves around the Skinner family. When the father suddenly dies the three daughters, son, and wife are left untethered. With dwindling resources they move to a smaller place is a not so great neighborhood and Noni, the mother disappears into her room for…

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Book Review — Savage News by Jessica Yellin

Journalist Natalie Savage had finally made the big time as a White House correspondent for a major television network; a goal she has aspired to since girlhood. The problem is that it’s temporary, as she is forced to compete for the spot permanently with a pretty boy/no substance/inexperienced upstart whose major asset is that he…

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Book Review — Lullaby Road

Lullaby Road: A Novel by James Anderson Truck driver Ben Jones drives a remote section of Route 117 in Utah delivering goods to local residents, most of whom are hermits or have some reason to live a solitary existence. Ben has a checkered past himself and this work suits him. On a wintry day things…

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Author Event Saturday — Don’t Skip Out on Me

by Carol Lloyd — Determined to prove his worth, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand from Tonopah who was abandoned by his parents, leaves his aging guardians to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny. Vlautin’s writings…

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Book Review — Little Faith

Little Faith by Nickolas Butler   Faith and male friendship are at the core of this beautifuly written story set in a small town in rural Wisconsin. Lyle and Peg lost a baby early in their marriage and with it went Lyle’s faith in God. He wanted and tried to believe but it never felt…

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Book Review — Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott Years ago I was listening to a radio interview about a book called Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life which was very funny and insightful. So I checked the book out of the library and found the writing to be just as funny and…

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Book Review — A Forger’s Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger

A Forger’s Tale by Shaun Greenhalgh Shaun Greenhalgh is the Bolton forger and he wrote this book while in prison for, you guessed it, forgery. He was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months in 2006 after years of hoodwinking art dealers and museums with all manner of his recreations. He worked out of a…

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Local Author Signs Book Deal

Bookouture, a British publishing company, announced today, our own local author, Tammy L. Grace, known for her best-selling Hometown Harbor Series in women’s fiction and her Cooper Harrington Detective Novels, has just signed a two-book contract with them, writing under the pen name of Casey Wilson. Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to…

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