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Making Sense of the Alt-Right – George Hawley

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…we can be reasonably concerned that a growing percentage of white America no longer views racism as a moral failing and is willing to be associated with explicit white-identity politics.” That statement is pretty scary. It … Continue reading

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When Leaves Fall (A Different Point of View Story) – C.A. King

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) ? Have you ever read a book so good that you don’t even know where to start reviewing it? When Leaves Fall is a fictional short story that intrigues from the start and almost has your … Continue reading

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How to Have Fun with Your Aging Parents: I Want to Go to Lithuania – Christina Britton Conroy

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) A gem of a book! Part workbook, part memoir, part self-help and how-to book; in under 100 pages, Christina Britton Conroy has put together a blueprint for living in peace with your parents. Wow! Yes, even … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Galway – Ken Bruen

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “It’s not that the Irish Are cynical. It’s simply that they have a wonderful Lack of respect For everything and everybody.” Brendan Behan Former ex-guarda , current Jameson- loving PI Jack Taylor loves to quote famous … Continue reading

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A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment – Barbara Radnofsky

(Reviewed by JD Jung) May I speak to our America readers for a moment? We’ve been hearing the term “impeachment” and “impeachable offenses” quite a bit lately. Do you think that you can speak on the subject with a fair … Continue reading

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Burner: Book One of the Affinity Series – J. S. Lenore

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Burner is an urban fantasy thriller  about Kim Phillips, a Chicago detective that has powers to help release ghosts trapped between life and death. Due to the powers mentioned she is called a burner. Priya, a … Continue reading

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Fire Sermon – Jamie Quatro

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…I only know arousal within love—because I’ve never separated emotion from body—is my pattern to create a pretend love first, over and over, in order to feel desire, and desirable?” “I admit that unless something is … Continue reading

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Mr. Wonderful – Daniel Smith

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Brian Fenton’s life is not easy. His father, Doc Fenton is suffering from dementia. His own son is loopy and keeps trying to get cash from him. Events take an interesting turn when Doc passes away. … Continue reading

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An UnderratedRead revisited: A Sportscaster’s Guide to Watching Football: Decoding America’s Favorite Game – Mark Oristano

(Reviewed by JD Jung) It’s my favorite time of year: football season. Now that we’re in the middle of NFL playoffs, some of you may  be wondering what all the fuss is about. Maybe you’re not from the United States … Continue reading

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The Grand – Dennis Wilson

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) The Grand begins with Dean Wister, a federal agent who has lost his wife, Sara, to cancer. Before she passes away, she asks Dean if they could go to their favorite place, the meadow, once she … Continue reading

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