Book Reviews


The Humming Bird Book 1: Madness in Crescendo

Isabella and Irena de Wardin


Xlibris, 374 pages, (paperback) $9.99, 9781499087079
(Reviewed: November, 2014)

If Jane Eyre went through the looking-glass rather than Alice, her adventures might have led to a place very like Voskia, the topsy-turvy world where the de Wardin sisters send Maria Langlord in The Humming Bird, Book 1: Madness in...

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Colors of Leaves

Vijay K Chopra


Xlibris, 97 pages, (paperback) $15.99, 9781499016604
(Reviewed: November, 2014)

A poetry book with an expansive scope can sometimes offer a more complete feel than one with a narrow focus. Vijay K Chopra’s collection Colors of Leaves fulfills this promise, offering something for everyone. Introspection and...

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The Confessionist Eternal

S. Alan Schweitzer


Xlibris, 90 pages, (paperback) $15.99, 9781499049855
(Reviewed: November, 2014)

Although this near-future science fiction novella aims to explore intriguing concepts such as genetic engineering, cloning and space colonization, it presents considerable challenges to reading enjoyment.

The narrative begins with...

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It Was Nevada

Tony Lesperance


Xlibris, 600 pages, (paperback) $24.99, 9781499055085
(Reviewed: November, 2014)

In this detailed biography, Terry Hope, a professor and agricultural expert in Nevada, recounts his life story and work to his grandson, author Tony Lesperance, during his last weeks of life.

When Dr. Tony Lesperance’s grandfather...

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Dripping Water

Elizabeth Nhau-Chirigo


Xlibris, 119 pages, (paperback) $22.38, 9781493138937
(Reviewed: November, 2014)

Elizabeth Nyemwerai Nhau was born in Southern Rhodesia in September of 1958. She wrote Dripping Water a half-century later, having returned to the country now known as Zimbabwe.

A lot had changed, not the least of it the...

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