Kim OK

Kim Okran

Trafford, 188 pages, (paperback) $21.99, 9781466928497
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

This slim memoir is teeming with details of the hardscrabble road journeyed by Kim Okran.

Born into poverty in rural Korea, Okran was the youngest of seven. Her father, who had been educated in Tokyo, regretted his arranged marriage to Kim’s mother, who was illiterate. He drank himself to an early death while Kim’s strong-willed […]

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The Tale of Eleazar

Priscilla Noble-Mathews

AuthorHouse, 37 pages, (paperback) $13.66, 9781468582277
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

The name Eleazar is an important one in religious texts, sprinkled throughout theology and found both in the Hebrew Bible and in the King James Bible’s New Testament. But could it be there is a forgotten Eleazar? One who played a crucial role in the birth of Jesus?

In Priscilla Noble-Mathews’ charming novella, this Eleazar […]

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The Golden Fox

Frank Kowalski

Trafford, 697 pages, (paperback) $26.10, 9781426993947
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

John Stafford, the Golden Fox of Frank Kowalski’s novel, lives during the storied, blood-soaked conquest of the American West. Stafford’s own life is every bit as eventful as the age, which is perhaps why it takes Kowalski nearly 700 pages to recount his many adventures.

Stafford is a wealthy, educated Philadelphian, expected to become a […]

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The River of His Love

Ngozi C. Anazonwu (Ossai)

Trafford, 121 pages, (paperback) $12.60, 9781426960024
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

The River of His Love: Inspired Writings is Volume II in the “Wisdom Series,” by Ngozi C. Anazonwu (Ossai), an evangelist, professional banker, singer, intercessor, and founder of God’s Purpose Ministries.

In two introductory chapters, Anazonwu shares the vision that marked a new beginning in her spiritual life and her writing. Each of the 31 […]

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The Hatchling and the Human

Nick Oud

Xlibris, 494 pages, (paperback) $39.99 AUD, 9781453554814
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

Novelists concerned with social commentary often rely on the distance provided by foreign or alien perspectives to critique the culture under their consideration. Such is the case with Nick Oud’s The Hatchling and the Human

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Nature’s Bedtime Stories

Onella Grandison

AuthorHouse, 68 pages, (paperback) $11.45, 9781410728074
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

Nature’s Bedtime Stories by Onella Grandison, a native of the Caribbean, tries to capture the carefree days of the 1950’s. Using nature as her theme, she has included 22 short – some very short – stories that seem to be inspired by her happy, carefree childhood.

The stories are populated with sunshine, flowers, butterflies, birds, […]

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The Great Deception: To Fight or Not To Fight

Josephine Fussell

AuthorHouse, 29 pages, (paperback) $16.99, 9781449077280
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

In The Great Deception, a short book of deeply personal reflections and poems, Josephine Fussell examines how spiritual warfare – the combating of the devil through prayer – made a deep and lasting impact on her life. “Our battle is with the spirit behind the scenes. The enemy doesn’t care whom he uses, nor does […]

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Balancing Act

Diane Tupper

iUniverse, 129 pages, (paperback) $11.95, 9781469753089
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

Balancing Act is a novel about a year in the life of Kate, a 43-year-old single mother of three, during her internship at a law firm, a requirement in British Colombia after completing law school. Because of her age, Kate gets only one offer — from a small law firm where the two primary partners […]

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A Study of Traffic Fatalities in Maryland

Isaac Vodi, BSc, MBA

Xlibris, 154 pages, (paperback) $19.99, 9781453503522
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

Born and reared in Ghana, Isaac Vodi, arrived in the United States during 1978 and eventually became interested in American roadways, drivers and fatal accidents. The owner of a driver’s education business, Vodi decided to study traffic fatalities systematically. In 2010, he completed a master’s degree project at Strayer University. A Study of Traffic Fatalities […]

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A Life Reborn and Renewed: The Story of Alex Gross in His Own Words, Thoughts, Ideas and Lessons

Edited and compiled by Ty G. Busch Ph.D with the assistance of Justin Peeples

Trafford, 217 pages, (paperback) $15.86, 9781426961014
(Reviewed: August, 2012)

In 2002, Alex Gross shared his horrific story of surviving the Holocaust in Yankele: A Holocaust Survivor’s Bittersweet Memoir. Now, the story is retold in A Life Reborn and Renewed, a book edited by Ty G. Busch, who was allowed by Gross to reprise his life story again.

Gross lived with his family in the […]

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