Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story of a Forgotten War, Matti Friedman, author

This book is the story of an unknown part of the Israeli/Lebanese conflict. Young men were sent to a remote place called Pumpkin Hill, in order to protect the border between Lebanon and Israel; the conflict cost many lives on … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

As I began to read the first of two letters in this brief book written in 1963, I was struck by the message which seemed to contain elements of hopeless resignation and self-loathing. It was a letter that outlined injustice … Continue reading

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Surrender, New York, Caleb Carr, author; Tom Taylorson, narrator

Two forensic scientists, Dr. Trajan Jones and Dr. Michael Li, were essentially ousted from their jobs in New York City because of their methods of investigation, and because they exposed the corruption and incompetence existing within law enforcement. They resettled … Continue reading

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Big Agenda, David Horowitz

This is a quick read. Horowitz paints a devastating, but accurate picture of the progressive agenda and the ultimate goal of the Democrats who are now led by extreme leftists who disavow capitalism, like Obama, Sanders, Warren and Clinton, by … Continue reading

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The Good Death: An Explanation of Death and Dying in America, by Ann Neumann

From the first page, I was emotionally attached and almost wept, having been reminded of my mother’s and twin brother’s recent deaths. The hospice experience is different in almost all cases. In my case, my mother’s hospice experience was reprehensible. … Continue reading

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Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro

I received an uncorrected bound proof and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It requires a slow and thoughtful reading as the author expertly inserts her random thoughts into your stream of consciousness as she looks back and examines her own life, … Continue reading

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The Lost City of the Monkey God-A True Story, Douglas Preston, author; Bill Mumy, narrator.

This book was billed as an Indiana Jones lookalike, a book filled with adventure and discovery. Sadly, for me, it fell short of that and became a travelogue of sorts, albeit in unexplored areas of Honduras, rather than an archaeological … Continue reading

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