Tag Archives: non-fiction

Mini-reviews: The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry; We Live in Water by Jess Walter; When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Title: The Templar Legacy Author: Steve Berry Genre: Thriller Publisher: Books on Tape Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Paul Michael Audiobook length: 15 hours and 44 minutes First line: Jacques de … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paperboy by Tony Macaulay

Title: Paperboy Author: Tony Macaulay Genre: Memoir Publisher: Harper Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 285 First line: I was a paperboy. Goodreads blurb: It’s Belfast, 1975. The city lies under … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Starglass by Phoebe North; Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon; and Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Title: Starglass Author: Phoebe North Genre: YA science fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: My darling daughter, Know that I never would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

Title: Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II Author: Mitchell Zuckoff Genre: Non-fiction, history Publisher: Harper Collins Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma; Dark Magic by James Swain; Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers

Title: The Map of the Sky Author: Felix J. Palma Genre: Science fiction Publisher: Atria Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy borrowed from a friend First line: Welcome, dear Reader, as you plunge valiantly into the … Continue reading

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Book Review: 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance With Snow White by Ron Miles

Title: 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White Author: Ron Miles Genre: Non-fiction, memoir Publisher: Ron Miles Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the author First line: Benjamin was a genuine Christmas gift, albeit … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Baths, Less Talking by Nick Hornby

Title: More Baths, Less Talking: Notes from the Reading Life of a Celebrated Author Locked in Battle with Football, Family, and Time Itself Author: Nick Hornby Genre: Non-fiction, essays Publisher: Believer Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan

~ Originally posted on my personal blog on February 1, 2006. ~ Title: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less Author: Terry Ryan Genre: Memoir Publisher: Simon & Schuster Rating: … Continue reading

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