Shift Happens

A memoir by Margot Genger

(May 10, 2018) Overwhelmed by a failed marriage and a traumatic broken engagement, Margot Genger found temporary relief in alcohol and casual relationships. When she careened into a manic episode that led to...

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A Tale of Young Grief

J. Lynn Bailey's Standing Sideways

(February 22, 2018) Fortuna author J. Lynn Bailey's emotional second YA novel begins with the death of Jasper Stone. His twin sister Livia is plunged into a grief so profound that she finds...

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Catch of the Day

The Sea Forager's Guide by Kirk Lombard

(October 19, 2017) I have been following Kirk Lombard's blog, The Monkeyface News, for years now. His delightful writing style is a poetic blend of personal experience, history, humor and even a haiku...

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A SoHum Horror Story

Kind Nepenthe by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

(September 28, 2017) OK, first off, so you won't be thinking about it for the rest of this review: "Nepenthe, Wikipedia tells us, is "a fictional medicine for sorrow — a 'drug of...

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Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth

Written by Amy Stewart, illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

(August 3, 2017) Many benign and useful insects, spiders and arthropods do exist in the world, but you will not find them in this adaptation of Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's...

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