Monthly Archives: August 2016

Uprooted Book Review

Uprooted by Naomi Novik Book Review

Naomi Novik is the New York Times bestselling author of the Temeraire series. Uprooted is a standalone single novel first published in 2015 and has since won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2016. a Hugo Nomination for Best Novel in 2016, and a GoodReads Choice Award Nomination for Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction in 2015….

Alan Kessler Interview

Interview with Local Author Alan S. Kessler

Alan Kessler is a local New England author with a new novel dealing with racism in mid-century America. Clarence Olgibee Black Rose Writing | Paperback | 2016 | 428 pp | Order Through Amazon Synopsis It starts with a murder. In 1974, 17-year-old Jimmy Tate Sullivan watched his two friends bludgeon to death a black man. Sentenced…

The Hero of Ages Book Review

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson Book Review

The Mistborn saga is not over, but the first trilogy ends with book three, The Hero of Ages. Spoilers for the first two will be impossible to avoid in this review. The third book in Sanderson’s unique high fantasy wraps up Vin and Eland’s quest to stop the end of their world of mist and metal….

The Amateurs Book Review

The Amateurs by Sara Shepard Book Review

Sara Shepard is the New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series which went on to become a popular television show. After sixteen books in the series, she’s set to debut a new mystery series based on a group of young cyber-sleuths who get together to solve notorious crimes. The Amateurs is…

Rebecca Warner

Interview with Local Author Rebecca Warner

Rebecca Warner is a home gardener in Newton, Massachusetts with thirty years’ experience working toward a sustainable ornamental garden. When she’s not gardening, she’s a geriatric psychiatrist. Her book The Sustainable-Enough Garden is the story of her quest to make a beautiful garden that’s environmentally friendly. In the last five years she has overhauled her garden…

York's Wild Kingdom

York’s Wild Kingdom in Maine – a Must Visit

You can spend the entire day here and still not cover everything. Tourists: There are plenty of places to explore in New England, and although you can visit a zoo near any metropolitan area, a stop at York’s Wild Kingdom is highly recommended. The locals bring the family at least once per year. Only open seasonally, it’s a…

The First Vampire by John Davies

The First Vampire by John Davies Book Review

The First Vampire is incredibly well-researched historical fiction with a story line from the past that catches up with a story line in present times. Based on the life of Vlad the Impaler and his family lineage, John Davies inserts the paranormal and the supernatural to give birth to a new type of monster –…

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