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bookworm.jpgJanuary books in review

2007 in Books

Punching In by Alex Frankel

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose

Weird Virginia by Jeff Bahr, Troy Taylor and Loren Coleman

Angelhead by Greg Bottoms

The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer

Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman

Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen

Recent Reading

Digging to America by Anne Tyler

Seminary Boy by John Cornwell

Shooting the Actor by Simon Callow

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Ride of Our Lives by Mike Leonard

Wish I Could Be There by Allen Shawn

Quick book reviews

The People’s Act of Love by James Meek

A History of the End of the World by Jonathan Kirsch

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black (John Banville)

Stuart: A Life Backwards, by Alexander Masters

40 Days and 40 Nights by Matthew Chapman

Shelley II, by Shelley Winters

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry

The Master by Colm Toibin

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

Shelley (also Known as Shirley) by Shelley Winters

Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

The Keep by Jennifer Egan

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

Old Filth

The Uses of Enchantment

Within a Budding Grove

Fun Home

The Children of Men

7 Responses

  1. I do not belong to a writing group, but have written a book which will be available by the end of October. Advance reviews are on my website, but I wondered if you could advise how to have it reviewed locally to publicize its launch?

  2. I’d love to post my review of Kathryn Erskine’s latest novel Mockingbird. Are you interested in guest reviews?

  3. I’d love to have your review, Sally!

  4. Here’s the review of Kathryn’s book:

    Erskine’s second novel, Mockingbird, catches the emotional highs and lows of Asperger’s Syndrome from a kid’s point of view in the understated way of poetry. Caitlin struggles with her brother’s murder during a school shooting, her father’s grief, and her own frustration with the world as it is, a world distant and complicated even for children who don’t suffer the distinction of being different. “It’s easier when things are black and white,” Caitlin says in her journey to understand the give and take of friendship. As the teachers and other students interact with Caitlin after she loses her older brother as her protector and interpreter, she must decipher their intent and learn acceptable behavior, challenges to her more direct view of life. Erskine’s simple story is so much more than a story of one little girl. It’s an insightful and moving discovery of how to live and grow in an imperfect world.
    –Sarah Collins Honenberger, author of award-winning Waltzing Cowboys and forthcoming novel Catcher, Caught (AE, Dec. 28, 2010)

  5. I’ve written a review of The Passage too, and am thinking you gave me a procedure for sending in a review which I didn’t follow with Mockingbird. Please feel free to delete the comment and post the review as a review not a comment. I’m IT challenged.

  6. My book (the Twins: Union Station and Paradigm Shift) is in pre-sales right now (on-line orders) and coming out within the month (available to bookstores), and I too, am curious about the Review Process: How does one get reviewed?
    Thanks & bra, Marvin Welborn

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