Category Archives: Our Best

Our favorite underrated reads

Fall – Candice Fox

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “How to explain it all to him, a normal human man, someone with all his faculties, with a soul. How to explain that at the core of her being Eden killed people the way she breathed, … Continue reading

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Dreams of Heaven – Elizabeth M. Herrera

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) Savannah waited to see if her sister would notice Jesus standing beside her, but Denise simply walked over and hugged her. However, she did notice the throng of doves covering the deck.         … Continue reading

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The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir – Florence Grende

(Reviewed by Judy Deutsch ) The Butcher’s Daughter is a personal story of a young girl in Poland during The Holocaust and how she and her family survived. The book reads like a diary and is filled with descriptions during … Continue reading

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The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable – Rosa DeLauro

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Morally speaking, the social safety net acknowledges that we are accountable to one another. It originated from our recognition that the vulnerable and the poor are not alien populations; they are us, in certain times and … Continue reading

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Adua – Igiaba Scego (Translated from the Italian by Jamie Richards)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “In Somalia I was a young girl who was full of dreams and wanted to see the world. In just a few months they’ve manipulated, abused, used, transformed me. It feels like years, not months, have … Continue reading

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Obama’s Legacy: What He Accomplished as President – Michael I. Days

(Reviewed by JD Jung) We all know those who refuse to acknowledge the vast accomplishments of the Obama presidency, even though the facts stare them right in the face. I personally think it is due to racism, but it is … Continue reading

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After You’re Dead: A Jake Roberts Novel, Book 5 – Cary Allen Stone

(Reviewed by Cathy Carey) “At exactly shift change, Richard stood in the doorway of his bedroom. It was the signal. The five other killers that shared the board understood the directions he had given them, and the consequences if they … Continue reading

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The Fix Is in: The Deutsche Bank Building Fire Conspiracy- J A Graffagnino

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) The truth is revealed in this detailed account regarding the devastating fire at 130 Liberty Street, Manhattan’s Deutsche Bank, located in the heart of the financial sector, a short distance from what was the World Trade … Continue reading

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Once There Were Giants: The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing – by Jerry Izenberg

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…the man who possessed one of the three best heavyweight jabs among the moderns, including Sonny Liston and Joe Louis; the man with an absolutely devastating uppercut that his corner named “Big Jack” after the late, … Continue reading

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The Helper – M. N. Snow

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) The Helper takes you on a journey where friendship, relationships and the desire to help others means more than anything. Three friends with three secrets have the power to heal people, meaning they are givers. John … Continue reading

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