November 22, 2023

Ludicrous Returns vs. The Market

Joseph Furnari shares investment models designed to outperform other systems in Ludicrous Returns vs. The Market.

Furnari is an engineer with an MBA in finance who, after years studying the stock market, developed two systems based on technical analysis that offer, he posits, better results than tried-and-true methods like the classic buy-and-hold strategy. The book […]

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October 17, 2023

The Love Tree: Journey to Everlasting

In The Love Tree: Journey to Everlasting, Elise Abiel provides a sweet, succinct guide to the Christian teachings that have provided assurance and comfort throughout her life.

Each chapter in the book addresses a different longing, like hope, security, faith, passion, justice, truth, belonging. Abiel includes brief outlines of her own life: growing up on […]

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October 17, 2023

Back to the Futures: Crashing Dirt Bikes, Chasing Cows and Unravelling the Mystery of Commodity Futures Markets

Farmboy-turned-economist Scott Irwin uses entertaining stories from his life to introduce basic concepts of commodities futures in Back to the Futures.

Irwin grew up on a farm in Iowa, and that experience gave him firsthand knowledge about the practical aspects of commodities futures. Although futures are often dismissed as the stuff of speculators, Irwin explains […]

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October 17, 2023

On the Threshold

M. Laszlo holds court on a vast array of quandaries and conundrums in On the Threshold, a surrealistic, metaphysical novel that raises profound questions.

The book opens in 1907 at Bonnie Castle, a Scottish estate run by Fingal T. Smyth. The vast estate hosts Fingal, as well as Doktor Pflug, famed Prussian filmmaker Herr Wunderwaffe, […]

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October 17, 2023

The Jubilarians and the Music of the Spheres

A beautifully illustrated picture book about a party that creates our solar system, The Jubilarians starts slow but delivers a memorable payoff.

The smoothly rhyming story opens with mysterious invitations going out for a jubilee “at the top of the sky.” One by one, ten attendees are introduced—the first wearing pearls and a fiery dress, […]

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October 3, 2023

Holding the Fort: The Storm Follows

In Ryan Peek’s time-split YA science fiction novel, a team of teenagers races against a horde of malicious alien machines to destroy their computer virus that could be used to annihilate the world.

The book is part of the Holding the Fort series, which revolves around six children of parents who work at the Blackwoods […]

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September 12, 2023

Out of the Rubble: From World War II Chaos to American Entrepreneur

Author Alicia J. Winget offers a compelling take on the familiar coming-to-America theme in Out of the Rubble, tracing the immigrant experience of Michigan restaurateur Lino Borraccio.

Borraccio was born on Dec. 27, 1941, in San Vittore del Lazio, a cloistered Italian mountain village dating to the 11th century. Although it was just 20 days […]

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August 15, 2023

Not That It Matters: but I thought you might like to know anyway

The subtitle of John E. Budzinski’s essay collection does a wonderful job of capturing its tone, as does a secondary subtitle: “stories and essays of dubious consequence.”

Budzinski, who worked as a freelance writer as a side gig, penned a column for a New Hampshire weekly newspaper for five years. This collection reprises some of […]

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August 15, 2023

Zen and the Art of Navigating College: An Inquiry into the True Nature of Education and the Power of Self-Discovery

In this guide for in-coming freshmen, Klein posits college can be either an “expensive distraction” or a rewarding journey into “self-knowledge” and offers insights on getting the most out of the investment.

He advises on selecting a college (“Be smart, don’t fall for” slick sales pitches; choosing a major (“It helps if your career choice […]

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July 18, 2023

Hazzard Avenue: A Ghost And A Cop Series, Book 4

Police detective Brett O’Shea and his ghostly sidekick—and great-grandfather—Michael O’Shea, take on a suspicious new boss, along with a fortune teller with murderous tendencies, as well as a few zombies in the fourth installment of Jan Walters’s A Ghost and A Cop series.

In Hazzard Avenue, Brett is tasked with investigating a noise complaint on […]

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