Category Archives: words

Review of Tarzan of the Apes

              In Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes, the title character is abandoned in the jungle of Africa by his parents’ untimely death, and Tarzan is adopted and raised by a mother ape. Through skill and ingenuity, he … Continue reading

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Review of The Immortal Irishman

  In Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary that Became an American Hero, the author traces the life of Thomas Francis Meagher, who grew up on the Emerald Isle where he and his people suffered at the hands … Continue reading

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Review of Imperium

  In Robert Harris’ Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome, the slave Tiro recounts his time as Cicero’s secretary. Beginning with his master’s defense of a citizen who has been framed for treason to his ultimate quest to become a … Continue reading

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When an Incident Pauses Your Writing By Peter Leavell

I’m typing this blog with one hand. Because of an incident. The incident involved a 41-year-old active male, a city-league softball game, a pop fly to left field, a mitt on a left hand, a fence to mark the boundaries … Continue reading

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Review of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

In Lori Benton’s The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, the title character runs away from an abusive step-father and an unwanted marriage, while her unlikely ally, Jesse Bird, is accused of murder. Will the two find love and resolution on the … Continue reading

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Review of The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

  In her book, The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables, Catherine Reid, with the help of Kerry Michaels, photographer, give readers a beautiful tour of Prince Edward Island, home of author Lucy Maud Montgomery and her much-loved character. Complete … Continue reading

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Review of Killing Floor

  In Lee Child’s Killing Floor, Jack Reacher is arrested for murder in a small Georgia town. It is not enough that he must prove his innocence. He must do it from a jail cell—twice. But proving something is a … Continue reading

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