RaveBookreporter... astonished, astounded, shocked and sometimes confounded me ... succinct, filled with clarity, with mystery or enigma hovering around the outside edges ... I have never read a book quite like Raised in Captivity. Klosterman is a highly unusual storyteller, unlike any other author I have ever read. If I described him as a mixture of Stephen King, poet T.S. Eliot and journalist Meyer Berger, with a dash of J.D. Salinger and Flannery O’Connor, you’d get the general idea. But I’d still be missing something to describe this man and his writing. If you’re looking for an intelligent book that will bring a different tone to your reading, I’d recommend this one. You’ll come away from it having had an unusual yet thoroughly satisfying experience --- one that you’ll want to repeat by rereading.
RaveBookreporter\"Rum is a master storyteller who weaves agony, life and healing together into a beautifully written tale of a woman’s journey of learning that she does indeed have value. A Woman Is No Man will break your heart even as it inspires hope; it’s a book you will never forget. Read it.\
RaveBook ReporterIf you love political thrillers and spy novels, you must read The Night Agent. From the captivating opening chapter, to agents and double agents, to the ins and outs of D.C. and world politics, you’ll race through Matthew Quirk’s fascinating book. You won’t be able to put it down and will be sorry once it’s over.
PositiveBookreporter\"Radiant Shimmering Light is an engrossing, unusual read. Most of the characters here are women who really do support each other as they seek to become their highest and best selves, while documenting it all on social media. Sarah Selecky’s first novel is beautiful, clever and quietly quirky, with a heroine readers will root for and support. It’s quite a jewel.\
RaveBookreporter\"In The Man I Never Met, Schefter helps us get to know a most unusual man. Joe Maio was a fantastic friend, a skilled competitor and a hard worker. Enjoyed by both men and women, he made everyone around him, whether friend or family, actually be better...When the attack on the World Trade Center occurred, everyone who knew Joe simply assumed he would make it out. He was just that kind of guy --- the one who was always a success, the one everybody expected the best of and for. Tragically, Joe didn’t make it out. And the hole his absence created in the lives of those who loved him is still felt daily and on a yearly basis, when the annual remembrance of 9/11 and those lost in the terror attacks occurs ... Written to honor his wife, stepson and the Maios, Schefter’s warm, personable book introduces us to Joe and his impact on so many. It is a fascinating work, well worth reading, even as you grieve over the loss experienced by the Maios. Interestingly enough, it will encourage and inspire you at the same time. Don’t miss this wonderful memoir.
RaveBook ReporterA triumphant conclusion to this outstanding fantasy series. Characters who fascinated us, enthralled us and shocked us in the first two books continue to engage us in this newest fantastic read. It will keep you up at night until you finish it, and you’ll take a huge breath as you can’t believe the story is over. If you haven’t read the first two installments, please do so, and then jump into the finale. You’ll fly through them all as you see Britain as you’ve never imagined --- and you’ll hope against hope for the freedom that may never come.
PositiveBookreporter\"Anne Lamott is a writer’s writer. Her stories are like pearls; she takes the ugly and painful irritants of life (as well as the lovely parts) and strings them together into a gorgeous necklace ... Enjoy Lamott’s craftsmanship, humor and ability to show us the beauty in pain and in life. I think you’ll find that her gentle words will quiet the stress around us that we’re all living in these days.\