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Posted July 23, 2014in Book Review

‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry‘

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Shirley Shiffler Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill April 1, 2014 $ 24.95 260 Pages The very charming “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” is a delightful story of a bitter, crabby, middle-aged man who welcomes loneliness and isolation but, in spite of himself, is

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Posted July 16, 2014in Book Review

‘Extreme Medicine’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Harriet Leitch Penguin Press Feb. 6, 2014 Hardcover $27.95 294 Pages The book opens with the death of Robert Scott on his expedition to the South Pole. The cause of his death was hypothermia. The body’s physiologic changes during hypothermia were better understood by

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Posted July 09, 2014in Book Review


Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Julie Goodrich Bantam June 17, 2014 832 pp $30.00 Everyone loves a hero, the good guy battling evil for no reason other than he’s just good, noble and kind. However, here in the real world more often we find do-gooders of the unexpected variety.

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Posted July 02, 2014in Book Review

‘The Astronaut Wives Club’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Sally Wisdom Grand Central Publishing June 3, 2014 $17 320 Pages In 1959, when the names of the Mercury Seven astronauts were announced, their wives were skyrocketed from typical military wives — prepared to pick up and move their families at a moment’s notice

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Posted June 25, 2014in Book Review

‘The Wax Bullet War’By Sean Davis

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Fay Jones Ooligan Press 04/01/14 $16.95 288 pp With his worthwhile new memoir, Sean Davis gives an honest portrayal of his life before, during, and after time spent in combat in Iraq. On Sept. 12, 2001, Davis joined the Oregon National Guard, reenlisting in

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Posted June 18, 2014in Book Review

‘Think Like a Freak’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Sally Wisdom William Morrow and Company May 12, 2014 $28.99 288 pages Economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner say they were as surprised as anyone by the runaway success of their 2005 collaboration, “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of

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Posted June 11, 2014in Book Review


Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Jim Norman Simon and Schuster June 3, 2014 $26.99 384 pages I confess that I love thrillers, but usually avoid short stories and anthologies. I prefer to have plots and characters fully developed over 300-400 pages. I also enjoy becoming familiar with characters and

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Posted June 04, 2014in Book Review

‘The Conditions of Love’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Shirley Shiffler Grand Central Publishing Pub. Date 5/6/14 $14 384 pp In her debut novel, “The Conditions of Love,” Midwest author Dale M. Kushner examines the changing role of love in the life of a young teen. As the story opens, we meet Eunice

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Posted May 28, 2014in Book Review

Latest Grisham novel has movie potential

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books “Sycamore Row” By John Grisham Doubleday Books Pub. Date: Oct. 22, 2013 Hardcover $28.95 447 pp. In his most recent book, John Grisham returns to the type of legal novel that made his name as an author. “Sycamore Row” features the lawyer who posed such an

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Posted May 21, 2014in Book Review

‘Wish You Happy Forever’ is a global gem

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books “Wish You Happy Forever” By Jenny Bowen Harper One March 11, 2014 $25.99 320 pp. Hollywood screenwriter, Jenny Bowen, read a 1996 newspaper article about orphaned girls in China. She and her husband immediately began adoption proceedings to save at least one of these neglected baby

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