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Quick Picks In Fiction & Nonfiction

AT HOME WITH MUHAMMAD ALI: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Forgiveness. Hana Ali. Amistad/Harper One Group. Fans of the enigmatic boxer will be captivated by his daughter’s beautifully written … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Gina Marie Guadagnino’s The Parting Glass Brings Old New York Roaring To Life

THE PARTING GLASS. Gina Marie Guadagnino. Atria. Historical fiction is both a tough sell and an extremely difficult genre to explore via the confines of a debut novel. Nonetheless, Gina … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Redress Limited For AT&T Cell Phone Users Alleging Deceptive Pricing

I believe I recently fell victim to one of the oldest business cons there is – the Bait and Switch, this one orchestrated by AT&T Mobility. 

My story goes like … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Penguin-Random House Celebrates Spring With New Toni Morrison, Kamala Harris, Louis L’Amour & Steven Rowley

THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD. Toni Morrison. Read by Bahani Turpin. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book. This stunning collection by Nobel-winner Toni Morrison presents a sampling of her best non-fiction, with … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Amor Towles’ Super-Seller A Gentleman In Moscow Now In Paperback

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. Amor Towles. Penguin. Amor Towles’ taut and layered A Gentleman In Moscow sold over 1.5 million copies in hardcover and spent over a year on the … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Private Testimonies (All Roads Lead To Dylan)

Bob Dylan’s work has helped to shape the path of a multitude of individuals – each of these stories as personal and intimate as the music that rose to inspire … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Macmillan Audio Brings Back the Legend of “Wild Bill” Hickok

WILD BILL. The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter. Tom Clavin. Read by Johnny Heller. Macmillan Audio. The story of James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok has been told … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

David Keck’s Tales of Durand Trilogy Ends With A King In Cobwebs

A KING IN COBWEBS. David Keck. TOR. The opening line of David Keck’s final installment to his Tales of Durand trilogy is gleefully self-referential: “Kieren the Fox leaned back from … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Journal Entries, Poems & Jottings From A Once In A Millennium Poet

IRON CURTAIN JOURNALS. January-May 1965. Edited by Michael Schumacher. University Of Minnesota Press. “These journals are a welcome and relevant addition to Ginsberg’s huge oeuvre and persistent legacy.” – Anne … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · Leave a comment
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