“Songs of Willow Frost” by Jamie Ford

Among all the great books I read this month, “Songs of Willow Frost” by Jamie Ford (“Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet“) was my favorite.   If you like books by Amy Tan and Lisa See, you will definitely love this story of a young Chinese-American orphan boy in search of his mother. Check it out […]

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The Truth About Santa..

Santa Claus is coming to town…. As a child did you ever wonder where Santa came from? Or how he knew if you had been naughty or nice? And how does Santa make all the toys for the children on the list? One of the biggest questions is how does Santa deliver all the toys […]

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August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm by Barbara Walsh

“Long before “The Perfect Storm,” the 1935 August Gale roared northeast. The surf raged along the New York and New Jersey shores as the gale whirled toward Newfoundland. Waves as tall as three-story houses swamped ships; monster combers broke masts in two and swept every man on deck into the raging sea. Scores of fishermen […]

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The adventure begins when Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of his nursing home to avoid his 100th Birthday party. He proceeds to cross paths with gangsters, petty criminals and a rogue elephant.  All of this would be exciting enough,  but the story also flashes back to events of Allan’s life to date.  These adventures […]

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Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior by John Man

The first major pop history of the Japanese stealth assassins, John Man’s Ninja is a meticulously researched, entertaining blend of mythology, anthropology, travelogue, and history of the legendary shadow warriors. Spies, assassins, saboteurs, and secret agents, Ninja have become the subject of countless legends that continue to enthrall us in modern movies, video games, and […]

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