The Return

Trevor Benson’s psyche is healing after surviving a traumatizing explosion while serving as a Navy surgeon in Afghanistan. While he regains his balance, his heart and sense of self brings…

The Awakening: The Dragon Heart Legacy (Book One)

A must read for romance and fantasy lovers, this story, The Awakening (St. Martin’s Press, 2020) by Nora Roberts, captured my curiosity and kept me reading far into the night. …

Floating Twigs

Floating Twigs is enthralling in its narration, compelling in its plot, heartbreaking in its honest exploration of human indifference...

The Saturday Wife

If I hadn’t read Naomi Ragen’s Chains Around the Grass, the title “The Saturday Wife” would have been a turn-off enough to make me pass on this book. Who wants…

Girl in Translation

Jean Kwok literally brings her characters to life in her debut novel Girl in Translation (Riverhead Books, 2010). The book traces the life journey of a Chinese girl Kim who…

Black Cow

Admit it or not, modern urban life has stresses that keep piling up on the middle class workers till life reaches a breaking point. One big, visible indicator of such…

The Death of Pan

Our existence in the world as humans having bodies and minds is defined by a perpetual quest for making sense of life—through expressing and concealing, as well as interacting with…

Omm: A Collection of Plays and Monologues

As a literary form, plays have long enjoyed the supremacy of the uniqueness in which they combine the artistic, literary, and visual elements of creative expression for portraying the human…

Ticket to Ride

This book is interesting and important in many of its qualities. Primarily, the author Philip Scott Wikel, shows that back in the 60s, with things turning upside down and inside…

Abramo’s Gift

Donald Greco’s novel Abramo’s Gift (Bridgeway Books, 2008) tells the story of a young Italian Abramo Cardone who moves to America after losing his wife and infant child in a…

The Stories of Devil-Girl

Anya Achtenberg’s The Stories of Devil-Girl (Modern History Press, 2008) is one of the books that cannot be confidently placed in a single category/genre. We may look at it as…

The Last Cowgirl

Dickie Sinfield, the 52-year old Salk Lake City journalist, ignored the call of her ‘cowgirl instincts’ for years in order to mix up in the more delicate and nifty urban…