"Eva Hemming’s delightful memoir of life as a budding ballerina in WWII-era Europe is about life during wartime and an artist’s love of her craft in equally satisfying measures...It will surely interest dancers, students of history, and anyone who wonders what it’s like to be wooed by a celebrity."
"By its end, all the revelations, disclosures, surprises and their aftermath bring the novel to a gratifying and rewarding end. If it raises more questions than it answers, the questions are surely worth the asking."
"A spiritual adventure story borrowing tropes from magical realism, speculative fiction, and urban fantasy...an exciting story with a wealth of provocative thoughts."
"Avid readers who love wordplay will revel in this new book, which describes a game that began as a family’s holiday pastime and has now evolved into a creative writing method. Readers and writers who love the craft will find it hard to read the first few chapters of the book without beginning their own list of ten words to work and play with."
"A powerful novel that explores a powerful topic. Regardless of readers’ religious belief systems, the story will surely compel them to re-evaluate their take on the afterlife."
"This upbeat, appealingly illustrated production is an ideal book for adults and preschoolers to enjoy together at home, in preschool, playgroups or during library storytimes. With its surprise party plot element, it also makes an excellent birthday gift."
"A half musical play and half poetry, with one short personal essay between the two sections. The dialogue is lively and full of emotion, and while typos are distracting, the story is adventurous and compelling. Readers will find a mix of approaches in this material, which will appeal to those who appreciates variety."
"Timpkins is a writer who understands pace and detail but doesn’t seem to recognize the difference between what works as a tale told at a pub versus something written. One hopes he continues digging deeper to hone his craft, as he clearly shows a gift for connecting with readers in his more intimate chapters."
" Lewis does for the Ozarks what Garrison Keillor does for Lake Wobegon... He has compiled an appealing and enduring love letter to Midwestern small town life of yesterday. Readers will savor Listening to the Jar Flies."
"Veni, Vidi, Vici taps into the human desire to connect with the animal world nicely. Jackson knows her subject intimately, and that comes through loud and clear in Veni’s story."
"By turning conventions of contemporary romance on its stilettos and swapping out the typical sassy, fashion-obsessed female protagonist for an autistic male who reads jokes from index cards, Wolf puts a fresh spin on the genre..A sweet and entertaining romantic comedy."
"This is a lighthearted book “written” in the style of a newspaper advice column by a pair of Yorkshire Terriers who use the moniker “P.S. Pooch.” The terriers respond to questions from other four-legged “readers.”...The book should earn a grin from animal lovers. It would make a nice addition to a veterinarian’s waiting room."
"This account of a woman who lived well ahead of her time should prove to be an entertaining and enlightening read for many."
“[These] stories—each examining the ways technology intersects with modern life—are full of provocative ideas…There's an App for That is smart and timely, and readers who like fiction that asks complex questions without taking itself too seriously will enjoy this collection.”
"It delivers wry, witty humor, a strong cast of supporting characters, and the all-important underdog story. Yet, despite these strengths, the book struggles to establish a strong connection with readers… readers will find it difficult to become invested in the rise of this mostly unpleasant man."
"This sharply penned and compelling book is likely to draw smiles and nods of recognition from other Boomers… Should Millennials read it, they are likely to get a better idea of the "quiet magic" that is absent from today's fast-paced world, as demonstrated in the author's thought-provoking tales offering subtle life lessons."
"Galleon Moon isn’t likely to interest lovers of sophisticated poetry, but it has a winsome, gentle spirit that might appeal to those with an affinity for mystical, sentimental verse who are willing to overlook the collection’s grammatical and stylistic obstacles."
"While the collection would be more navigable for readers if it were organized into thematic sections, these poems are likely to find a devoted niche-audience among habitual readers of light, rhyming, and humorous verse."
“Barton describes his book as “slightly cynical…designed to entertain, amuse, and perhaps even tempt you to visit the Philippines,” but that’s not how it reads. The essays reflect a seeming disgust for the people, the culture and even the weather.”
A sweet story about an ambitious drama queen who is desperate to have her art appreciated by her teacher. Throughout the story we watch as Elizabeth learns that there is more to art and life than the dark and gory parts most of us hide.