A Review of Garrett’s Bones by Author Francis Webb, who has been published in The Antioch Review, The Literary Review, Northwest Review and The New York Times. Francis Webb is also “Listed in…
What happens when a simple college English assignment turns into a life and death struggle. University of Minnesota college student, Joe Talbert has been assigned to write a biography of an elderly person. As it happens, the only elderly person available at the nearest nursing home is convicted rapist and murderer, Carl Iverson who was released from prison after 30 years because he is dying of cancer.
Carl asserts his innocence and the more Joe investigates the more he believes Carl is not the person who murdered 14 year old Crystal Marie Hagen 30 years ago.
As Joe uncovers more evidence, he puts himself, his autistic brother and his new friend, Lila into the crosshairs of the real killer.
The Life We Bury is a suspenseful and beautifully written novel about a fallen military hero who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I loved this novel and I just couldn’t put it down.
Anthony Doerr’s brilliant novel, and it shines brilliantly in every word, paragraph and page, takes the reader, body and soul, into the nightmare that was Germany and France in the years leading up to and during WWII.
A young French girl, Marie-Laure who is blind and a young German boy, Werner who is an orphan find their lives inter connected not only by the war, but by a radio broadcast forbidden by the Third Reich. And by a rare diamond sought after by Germany.
Werner is a mathematical genius used by the Nazi’s to enhance their radio technology. Marie-Laure becomes the unwitting keeper of the diamond, The Sea of Flames which some believe is cursed.
It is the story of their mutual struggle for survival during the atrocities of war and of what they learn about the nature of humanity.
May Your Holidays be filled with Magic and Love
Stalking Jack the Ripper, a well researched novel for young adults, is historical fiction and if you like bloody details, this one fits the bill. The author did her homework not only on the details, but with the setting. James Patterson is selecting and promoting young adult mysteries. This is his first, and he definitely got it right. I hope to see more from this debut novelist. 4 stars for accuracy and entertainment.
Civilized life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions, and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.
When I am long in my eternal repose
Will you still miss me?
When the leaves dash against your window, unaccountably
Will you pause?
When the clouds blanket the sun, though a shadow passes over
Will you wonder?
When a cold spot lingers near your bed in the heat of summer
Will you shiver, just a bit?
When a favorite book flutters from my desk to the floor
Will you simply turn away?
When from the corner of your eye, you glimpse a movement
Will you deny, it might have been I?
Over the past few days I’ve watched several Trump surrogates attempt to deflect questions from women, young girls, and reporters about the recent allegations against Donald Trump. Mike Pence, when given a question asked by an eleven year-old girl who felt disheartened by Trump’s language, switched to a conversation about foreign policy. Ben Carson, when […]
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