Category Archives: Non-fiction

Illegal: a true story of love, revolution and crossing borders – John Dennehy

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “For the first time in my life I know exactly where I want to be. I have found my home in the shadow of an Andean volcano in Ecuador. I’m about to move in with the … Continue reading

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Dennis and Greer: A Love Story – Molly Gould

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Dennis and Greer is a nonfiction love story. It contains a collection of love letters and journals saved between two college students during the Vietnam Era. The story is very heartfelt and beautiful, making it feel … Continue reading

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Russia: History of Russia: Kievan Rus to Vladimir Putin, Tsars and Revolutions – All Shaping Russian Culture and Russian History- Ian Maslow

(Reviewed by JD Jung) I have been requested to review some short non-fiction books, and as promised, I am posting reviews of those that I recommend. History of Russia is such a book. Russia: History of Russia: Kievan Rus to … Continue reading

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Marx, Freud, Einstein: Heroes of the Mind – Corinne Maier (Author), Anne Simon (Illustrator)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I WANTED TO UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE, BUT THE SECRETS OF THE HUMAN SOUL WERE OUTSIDE OF MY REMIT. As for the secrets of women let’s not even go there!” Could that be what … Continue reading

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Life of a Bastard – Damien Black

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Life of a Bastard is a book written about the life of Javier, an orphaned boy, and his will to cope with all the moves and suffering he encounters while being in American foster homes. The … Continue reading

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Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People – Danny Katch

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Trump is a tumor, not the cancer. He can do deadly harm if we don’t stop him, but we also have to treat the deeper sickness.” So how did we get to this point?  How was … Continue reading

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Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life – Diana Raab

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life is a psychology self- help book written about ways to heal and deal with trauma and stress, through writing. The author uses … Continue reading

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A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing – Cherie Kephart

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) “You know you’re having a bad week when you call 911, the paramedics come to your house, and one of them notices you’ve rearranged your furniture.” This is the memoir, covering the years 1994 to 2011, … Continue reading

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Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup – Gabriela Hernandez

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Classic Beauty takes a historical look at makeup styles and trends, starting at 3300 BC Egypt, Persia and Greece, to current day Europe and America. It examines the political, religious and social conditions and how those … 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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