Category Archives: Books

The best fiction for writers

My friend (and fellow writer) Cornelia Dolian challenged me to come up with a list of the  10 most important works of fiction for writers. Well, she claims to be my friend, but anyone who gives out an assignment like this … Continue reading

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Book review: The Brothers’ Keepers

I’m quite pleased that Melange Press recently published The Brothers’ Keepers, a thriller by my friend Matthew Peters. Matthew’s book is available from Amazon and other fine retailers in print and electronic formats. Look for the sequel to come out … Continue reading

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Book review: The Dragon Lantern by Alan Gratz

And I thought the first book was good! The Dragon Lantern, a middle-grade novel by Alan Gratz, pulls out all the stops. Dragon Lantern is the second book in the League of Seven series, about a team of seven heroes who … Continue reading

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Mini book club: Wives and Daughters

Mini Book Club (me and my spouse) just finished the fifth book on our Victorian novel list, Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. Published as a serial in 1864-1866, it was the last novel Gaskell ever wrote. In fact, when … Continue reading

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My perpetual friend

Since I last gave an update, Mini Book Club (me + spouse) has finished two more Victorian novels: Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, and Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. After a long roll-call vote of the club … Continue reading

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