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Book Review: Making the Big Move, 3rd Edition
Most of the important transitions in our lives are marked by rituals that affirm our new identities, including weddings, graduations, baby showers, and funerals. For insights and guidance on how to navigate these transitions, we can find an abundance ...

Book Review: Ford FE Engines
Our friend and FE fanatic Barry Robotnick of Survival Motorsports recently completed a book for CarTech Books all about the legendary FE engine, and big-block fans should pick one up if they want to learn more about the FE. The FE was built from the ...

Book review: A Key West mystery with recipes on the side
Relations — and history — between the U.S. and Cuba fuels this light, but well-plotted culinary mystery. While politics aren't usually associated with amateur sleuths, author Lucy Burdette adeptly handles the serious aspects of her eighth novel while ...

Book review: His Favorites — by Kate Walbert
(Scribner Book Company). Jo is very much like any other teenage girl, spending her summer with friends, laying out to get tan, consuming alcohol even though she is a minor, and behaving recklessly at times. What sets her apart is the consequences of ...

Book review: A behind-the-scenes tour through the Utah Jazz's Golden Age in 'Long Shots and Layups'
His book weaves candid stories about dropping the ball in an Eagle Hardware sponsorship together with heartbreaking memories of Michael Jordan's championship-winning heroics during the Jazz's two title runs. "This is a sports book with a business slant ...

Book Review: Fitting in to Post-War America
Post-war America often was cited as a shining beacon of freedom, tolerance and understanding, but casual (and not so casual) anti-Semitism still regularly occurred, not to mention racism and other societal ills. And that current is an underlying theme ...

Book Review: 'Louisiana's Way Home'
The first thing to know about Kate DiCamillo's middle-grade novels is this: They're not just for kids. DiCamillo – the author of Because of Winn-Dixie and two Newbery Medal winners, The Tale of Despereaux and Flora and Ulysses – creates unforgettable ...

BGN Book Review: Kym Whitley's 'The Delusion of Cinderella'
When I noticed the cover art for actress, comedienne, and, now author, Kym Whitley's debut novel, The Delusion of Cinderella, I knew right away that this was not a rendition for children. “This is not for the faint of heart! You cannot, I repeat ...

'The Library Book' review: Susan Orlean pens love letter to books and libraries
When the Los Angeles Central Library caught fire on April 29, 1986, it burned for almost eight hours, destroying or damaging more than one million books. That horrifying event — still the largest library fire in United States history — is the ...

BOOK REVIEW: Blood Communion by Anne Rice
Every time, finishing an Anne Rice vampire book, I vow it will be the last one. I will read no more. No more interior, existential struggles of Lestat. No more vampire soul searching. No more loving relationships between the vampires. No more ...

Book review: One woman's story of poverty and hard work in America's fly-over country
"Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth" by Sarah Smarsh; Scribner; 290 pages. Sarah Smarsh is a fifth-generation Kansan, a daughter of the working class and a successful journalist still marked by the shame ...

Book review: 'The Forgotten' eyes evolution of white Trump voters
There have been many books, studies and feature stories on the rise of the alienated white voters who came out in large numbers to elect President Donald Trump in 2016. But letting these voters speak without judgment while also questioning their views ...





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