Book Review: Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren

Mr. Oren does a fine job observ­ing neu­tral­ity through­out the book, espe­cially on con­tentious issues, quot­ing pol­icy mak­ers and care­ful not to take a stand himself.

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Book Review: The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn and Petra Couvee is

The authors go to great length not only to tell a story, but give the reader the his­tor­i­cal con­text in which the events were hap­pen­ing, as well as the social and polit­i­cal climates.

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Book Review: Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero

The nar­ra­tive moves fast and the sto­ry­telling is clear

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Fun Facts Friday: Henry Fielding

Henry Field­ing (22 April, 1707 – 8 Octo­ber, 1754) was an drama­tist and nov­el­ist from Eng­land. Mr. Field­ing was knwn for this satires and humor. By Unknown — http://www.flickr.com/photos/23239528@N00/2193013977/, Pub­lic Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7579904 1)      Together with his half-brother John, Mr. Field­ing, then London’s mag­is­trate, cre­ated the Bow Street Run­ners, London’s first police force. 2)      Mr. Field­ing studied […]

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Book Review: Native Believer by Ali Eteraz

M tries to find out what it means to a Mus­lim, devout or sec­u­lar, in America

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Tracey Hecht on Sugar Gliders

The Mys­te­ri­ous Abduc­tions, the first book in Tracey Hecht's new mid­dle grade series The Noc­tur­nals, is on-sale today. She stopped by the blog to talk about pan­golins   While writ­ing The Noc­tur­nals, it was really impor­tant to me to use the phys­i­olo­gies of the ani­mals and their unique char­ac­ter­is­tics to inform and develop the characters […]

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Book Review: The Yanks Are Starving by Glen Craney

The Yanks Are Starv­ing: A Novel of the Bonus Army by Glen Craney is a his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book telling the long for­got­ten story of the Bonus Army of World War 1 vets and how they were treated.

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Fun Facts Friday: E..Y. Harburg

E. Y. Har­burg (8 April, 1898 – 5 March, 1981) was an Amer­i­can song­writer and book author who is mostly known for his hit songs for Hol­ly­wood and Broad­way <\p> 1)      Born as Isidore Hochberg in New York’s Lower East Side to Jew­ish immi­grants from Rus­sia, he was the youngest of four chil­dren (out of 10) […]

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Book Review: Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren

Book Review: Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren

Mr. Oren does a fine job observ­ing neu­tral­ity through­out the book, espe­cially on con­tentious issues, quot­ing pol­icy mak­ers and care­ful not to take a stand himself.

Book Review: The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn and Petra Couvee is

Book Review: The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn and Petra Couvee is

The authors go to great length not only to tell a story, but give the reader the his­tor­i­cal con­text in which the events were hap­pen­ing, as well as the social and polit­i­cal climates.

Book Review: Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero

Book Review: Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero

The nar­ra­tive moves fast and the sto­ry­telling is clear

Fun Facts Friday: Henry Fielding

Fun Facts Friday: Henry Fielding

Henry Field­ing (22 April, 1707 – 8 Octo­ber, 1754) was an drama­tist and nov­el­ist from Eng­land. Mr. Field­ing was knwn for this satires and humor. By Unknown — http://www.flickr.com/photos/23239528@N00/2193013977/, Pub­lic Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7579904 1)      Together with his half-brother John, Mr. Field­ing, then London’s mag­is­trate, cre­ated the Bow Street Run­ners, London’s first police force. 2)      Mr. Field­ing studied […]

Book Review: Native Believer by Ali Eteraz

Book Review: Native Believer by Ali Eteraz

M tries to find out what it means to a Mus­lim, devout or sec­u­lar, in America

Tracey Hecht on Sugar Gliders

Tracey Hecht on Sugar Gliders

The Mys­te­ri­ous Abduc­tions, the first book in Tracey Hecht's new mid­dle grade series The Noc­tur­nals, is on-sale today. She stopped by the blog to talk about pan­golins   While writ­ing The Noc­tur­nals, it was really impor­tant to me to use the phys­i­olo­gies of the ani­mals and their unique char­ac­ter­is­tics to inform and develop the characters […]

Book Review: The Yanks Are Starving by Glen Craney

Book Review: The Yanks Are Starving by Glen Craney

The Yanks Are Starv­ing: A Novel of the Bonus Army by Glen Craney is a his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book telling the long for­got­ten story of the Bonus Army of World War 1 vets and how they were treated.

Fun Facts Friday: E..Y. Harburg

Fun Facts Friday: E..Y. Harburg

E. Y. Har­burg (8 April, 1898 – 5 March, 1981) was an Amer­i­can song­writer and book author who is mostly known for his hit songs for Hol­ly­wood and Broad­way <\p> 1)      Born as Isidore Hochberg in New York’s Lower East Side to Jew­ish immi­grants from Rus­sia, he was the youngest of four chil­dren (out of 10) […]

Book Review: Galerie by Steven Greenberg

Book Review: Galerie by Steven Greenberg

The novel explores the Holo­caust from an orig­i­nal point of view and does not shy from address­ing issues which are easy to gloss over

Book Review: The Mastermind by David Unger

Book Review: The Mastermind by David Unger

About: The Mas­ter­mind by David Unger is a novel about cor­rup­tion and its toll on Guatemala. Mr. Unger, Guatemalan, writes in Eng­lish but was still awarded Guatemala’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Lit­er­a­ture for life­time achieve­ment in 2014. 320 pages Pub­lisher: Akashic Books (March 14, 2016) ASIN: B01C6D0KFS My rat­ing for The Mas­ter­mind — 4 Buy The Mas­ter­mind from […]

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