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An Israeli novel about a woman who finds letters her late father left her from her birth, to his death, discovering a family saga from previous generations...

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#helpotherbookblogs – Help Other Book Review Bloggers
Opinion / August 26, 2010

In an effort to help out our small community why not do something selfless once a day. Pick a book review you liked, which is NOT YOURS, and tweet it to your followers under the hashmark  #helpotherbookblogs Don’t forget to leave a comment to that person about how much you like their blog, and that they were your “selfless pick” of the day. Just once a day, or even less – but do it.  It won’t hurt you, I ...

Book Review: Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef and Ron Brackin
5 Stars , Biographies & Memoirs , Non-Fiction / August 23, 2010

There are no good guys and bad guys in this book. Granted, Mosab portrays the Israelis as the “less bad” guys but neither side is flexible enough for a Middle East solution to actually work. The cycle of violence, an eye-for-an-eye-for-an-eye… will continue infinitely because there is an ideological difference between the sides, and a war of ideas cannot be won with tanks or suicide bombs....

The 50th Book Review Blog Carnival
Opinion / August 22, 2010

I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith“What do you do as an encore after writing a best seller and trend setter like Pride and Prejudice and Zonbies? Seth Graham-Smith has turned from Jane Austen to Abraham Lincoln.”   Primo Reads reviews The Ask by Sam Lipsyte “”The Ask” by Sam Lipsyte is a quick and enjoyable read. This novel is clearly...

Book Review: Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa
4 Stars , Fiction / August 20, 2010

“Dirty Little Angels” by Chris Tusa is a short novel, or a long short story depending on how you look at it, which follows the fictional life of 16 year old Hailey Trosclair.  Hailey lives in New Orleans, but could live almost any slum in the world.  Her father just lost his job, her mother, a nurse, suffers from depression brought on by poverty (and “what could have been if…?”) as well as a miscarriage. 147 pages Publisher:...

Can Literary Success and Quality Co-Exist?
Opinion / August 19, 2010

In a fascinating and insightful article, “A Novelist Re-Imagines Shakespeare’s Juliet — and Challenges Literary Snobbery” in the Wall St. Journal, author Anne Fortier talks about her visit to her homeland of Denmark and the change of perspective about art. Ms. Fortier was having lunch with friends when words like “ambitious” and “commercial” starting to fly around…but not in a good way.This was two days before...

Book Review: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
5 Stars , Fiction / August 18, 2010

 I bought this eBook. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese if a fictional book set mostly in Ethiopia and the latter part of the book in the United States which tells the story of identical twins born to a British surgeon and a nun. Shiva and Marion Praise Stone, sons to Dr. Thomas Stone and Sister Mary Joseph Praise were born attached in the head in a rural Ethiopian hospital. Their father, the man with the golden hands and ner...

Book Review: A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka
5 Stars , Fiction / August 16, 2010

I borrowed this book from the local library. “A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True” by Brigid Pasulka is a fascinating fictional book tells the stories of two generations of the same family in Poland. The chapters alternated between the grandparents’ experience in WWII war years & beyond, and their granddaughter’s life in the mid 1990’s living their dream in Krakow after leaving Half-Village, the ...

Book Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
4 Stars , Fiction / August 11, 2010

The third book of the series if finely crafted much like the first.  Larsson does a skillful job at interlacing between the good and the bad, the intelligence agencies, the police and the media.  While the first book was about corporate takedowns, the second about the sex traffickers this one is more of a courtroom drama.  .There are still many elements which the first two books incorporate: Salander and Blomkovist punish their enemi...

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