January 9, 2019

Where the line between a natural science enthusiast and a smuggler blur

    The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams, Hachette Books, US $28.00,     Pp 410, ISBN 978-0316382533 The 2012 […]
January 7, 2019

The Americans who fought and died for freedom and democracy

Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I by Geoffrey Wawro, Basic Books, US $35.00, Pp 596, September 2018, ISBN 978-0465093915 Most […]
January 2, 2019

Best mystery novels to read this winter

The Current: A Novel by Tim Johnston, Algonquin Books, US $27.95, Pp 408, January 2019, ISBN 978-1616206772 Half of What You Hear: A Novel by Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Harper, […]
January 2, 2019

“Life has a way of coming full circle”

    Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life by Michael Caine, Hachette Books, US $28.00, Pp 274, October 2018,     ISBN 978-0316451192 With […]
December 30, 2018

“Hard time plus healing time plus staying faithful to God should equal the exact good outcome…”

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst, Thomas Nelson, US $24.99, Pp 256, November 2018, ISBN 978-0718039851 […]
December 30, 2018

Gifted architects from Latin America

Casa Moderna: Latin American Living by Philip Jodidio, Thames & Hudson, US $65.00, Pp 320, September 2018, ISBN 978-0500343296 Latin America may be our nearest continent but we Americans […]
December 30, 2018

Possibly the best healthy diet strategy ever

The Reducetarian Cookbook: 125 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for Omnivores, Vegans, and Everyone In-Between edited by Brian Kateman, Ashleigh Amoroso, Center Street, US $21.99, Pp 228, […]
December 30, 2018

How the presidents usurped Congress’s powers to declare war

Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss, Crown, US $35.00, Pp 740, October 2018, ISBN 978-0307409607 On 9/11/2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked three commercial planes and crashed one of […]
December 29, 2018

Functional and simple but cozy homes

    Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff by Myquillyn Smith, Zondervan/HarperCollins Publishers, US $24.99, Pp 208,     October 2018, ISBN 978-0310350910 We all love the word […]
December 29, 2018

Andrew Jackson and his bare-knuckle politics

The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, Basic Books, US 32.00, Pp 448, October 2018, […]
December 25, 2018

Mouth-watering and finger-licking

Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies by Cathy Barrow, Grand Central Life & Style, US $28.00, Pp 322, October 2018, ISBN 978-1538729144  Delish: Eat Like […]
December 24, 2018

Ignoring your children and still living guilt-free

Bare Minimum Parenting:  The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child  by James Breakwell, BenBella Books,  US $16.95, Pp 252, November 2018, ISBN 978-1946885326 In […]
December 20, 2018

Among the ravens

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, US $6.00, Pp 256, October 2018, ISBN 978-0374113346 After […]
December 19, 2018

Imagination-packed novels to read this winter

Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of The One, Book 2 by Nora Roberts, St. Martin’s Press, US $28.99, Pp 464, December 2018, ISBN 978-1250122995 Virgil Wander by Leif […]
December 19, 2018

Among the pirates

   Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin, Liveright Publishing Corporation, US $29.95,    Pp 380, September 2018, ISBN […]