Book Review: “She Dies at the End (November Snow Book 1) by A.M. Manay

This is an unusual book in that the ending is in the title.  However, don’t let that fool you.  It isn’t that easy for November Snow to get there. November and her mother work for a small carnival that travels from town-to-town.  Her mother is a drug addict and does odd jobs, while November earns […]

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Movie Review: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Based on a true story, Hacksaw Ridge was one of many battles to take the island of Okinawa from the Japanese in World War II.  The U.S. Army sent hundreds of men to take the ridge to no avail, until Captain Glover and his men attempt the impossible.  With them is Desmond Doss, a medic […]

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Book Review: “Sandbox to Sandbox” by Paula Coffer

In this memoir, Paula Coffer documents her struggle to find her own identity from a little boy playing in a sandbox to an adult in the sandbox called Afghanistan.  Born male and named Paul, the little boy never understood why he was different.  His instincts told him that he wanted to be friends with girls, […]

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Movie Review: “Allied”

Brad Pitt stars as Wing Commander Max Vatan from Canada, who is sent to Northern Africa in 1942 to carry out a mission with a member of the French Resistance by the name of Marianne.  They pretend to be married, but in the process, fall in love for real.  The mission is successfully completed and […]

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Book Review: “The Long Way Home” by Louise Penny

This book was published in 2014 and was written by Louise Penny, a Canadian mystery writer.  Not surprisingly, the setting for this book is in Canada. Armand Gamache recently retired from the homicide division of the Surete du Quebec and lives in a small village called Three Pines.  The setting is idyllic and the people […]

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Sneak Peek: “Gossamer, Chapter One”

My latest book, “Gossamer: Book Three of the Chronicles of Eledon” has just been published.  A print version will be available in January 2017.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6EBZGA/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_UVwsybYR21TW9 Chapter 1  GOSSAMER Alex tiptoed through her foster parents’ home as they slept and quietly shut the door.  She inhaled deeply, stretching her arms above her head; the early morning air […]

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Movie Review: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, the English wizard who comes to New York with a suitcase full of fantastic beasts.  He’s on his way to Arizona but is waylaid in the city when he loses his case.  It looks exactly like the one owned by Jacob Kowalski, played by Dan Fogler.  Kowalski wants to […]

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Book Review: “Cold-Forged Flame” by Marie Brennan

This book is a novella, a complete story in a hundred pages.  There is a growing trend to the shorter novel format, mainly due to the increase in popularity of ebooks.  This, however, was a printed copy and I found it in the library.  It was published in 2016. A woman wakes up and finds […]

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Movie Review: “Arrival”

This movie stars Amy Adams as Louise Baker, a linguistics professor and Jeremy Renner is Ian, as a renown physicist.  They join forces to try to solve a mystery.  Twelve alien ships have landed on Earth and no one can figure out why.  The ships are located around the world; the only one in the […]

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Book review: “Woodsburner” by John Pipkin

This book was published in 2009 and is based on an incident in the life of Henry David Thoreau.  Even prior to his excursion on Walden Pond, Thoreau loved exploring and being out in the wild.  However, on one trip on April 30, 1844, his life changed when he accidentally started a forest fire.  The fire and […]

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