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Review of “Knife Creek” by Paul Doiron

This is the eighth book in Doiron’s crime series featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch. (In Maine, game wardens are full law-enforcement officers, with all the powers of state troopers: “They are the ‘off-road police.’”) Mike is now 29, has … Continue reading

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Review of “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” by Leigh Bardugo

According to Smithsonian Magazine, “Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long.” Wonder Woman made her debut in comics in 1941, and was first … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “The Navajo Code Talkers” by J. Patrick Lewis

Author J. Patrick Lewis and illustrator Gary Kelley have collaborated on three books thus far about talented unsung heroes of World War II; this is the third. They begin with a brief history of the Navajo beginning in 1864, when … Continue reading

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Review of “Everybody’s Son” by Thrity Umrigar

In this novel, Judge David Coleman and his wife Delores lost their only son James five years earlier. David, desperate to turn their lives around, talks Delores into fostering a nine-year-old bi-racial boy, Anton Vesper, who had been abandoned for … Continue reading

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Review of “The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself” by Sean Carroll

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. To say this is an ambitious book is an understatement. Just read the subtitle: On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself. The author, Sean Carroll, is a professor of … Continue reading

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