Guest reviewer Deb Stephen looks at a murder mystery set in a remote monastery in Northern Quebec, "The Beautiful Mystery" by Louise Penny. Also reviewed, "The Second World War" by Antony Beevor. A one volume, epic history of the great conflict.
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December 19, 2012
December 12, 2012
Charles Stephen looks back at his favorite books from 2012. Just in time for holiday gift season, his top picks for: novel, biography, non-fiction, mystery and other categories.
December 5, 2012
"Do Not Ask What Good We Do" an inside look at how the House of Representatives functions, or doesn’t. Also reviewed, "Global Weirdness" a well documented look at the history and present situation of global warming.
November 29, 2012
"Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man" by Walter Stahr. A full-length biography of William Henry Seward, who served as Secretary of State in the cabinet of Abraham Lincoln.
November 14, 2012
"Fear Itself" by Andrew Rosenheim. A political thriller which sees an FBI agent infiltrate a German-American group trying to keep the U.S. out of WWII. Also reviewed, "The Jewels of Paradise" by Donna Leon
November 7, 2012
"The Shadow of a Great Rock: a Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible" by Harold Bloom. Also reviewed, "A Sunless Sea" by Anne Perry. A Victorian crime novel set in London.
October 31, 2012
"The Sahara: A Cultural History". A lively look at the geography, the myths and history of the great desert. Also reviewed, "Mortality" by Christopher Hitchens. A small, moving book written during the last year of the author’s life.
October 24, 2012
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at, "The Dog Stars" a novel set in a post apocalyptic future about a man trying to recover the values that made life worth living. Also reviewed, "Losing It" a lighthearted memoir about aging.
October 17, 2012
Two crimes novels: one from a Swedish author, "Munster’s Case" and one from an American, "X-O".
October 10, 2012
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "Canada" by Richard Ford. A novel in which a boy takes refuge in Canada when his parents commit a crime. Also reviewed, "Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives", a look at the backgrounds of WWIIs most famous generals.