Author Susan Berry

Three Sisters is the third in The Tattooist of Auschwitz #3 and perhaps the best in the series, which is a hard thing for an author to do. Usually the first is the best. Heather Morris skillfully lets Cibi, Magda, and Livi Meller tell their…

Three Sisters by Heather Morris

I’ve never until lately read horror novels at least not like the kind written by Stephen King or those with large amounts of horror elements. It comes from having seen Halloween II at a young age and having nightmares about movies, television shows, and books…

Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

From 1978 to 1981, Fred Harlan Coke aka Kevin Coe (after a name change) terrorized the women of Spokane, Washington, raping and assaulting them, oftentimes with a knife generally at night while pretending to be a jogger. The hand down the throat and the asking…

Son: A Psychopath and His Victims by Jack Olson

Siobhan’s latest novel (published in 2021) merges a modern-day granddaughter Charlotte who discovers a picture of the recently deceased grandmother, Elena with another young woman from when both served in the WWII Italian Resistance. Intrigued by the picture and puzzled by her grandmother’s cryptic words…

The Girl From Venice by Siobhan Daiko

The Mountain Whisperer is an excellent foray into traditional and quality Chinese literature. The folk tales and narratives are based on the lives of real people who lived prior to, during, and after Mao’s Cultural Revolution. The afterword explains the book. For readers who are…

The Mountain Whisperer by Jia Pingwa

For 15 years old, Madness is an impressive first older young adult novel that has fantasy, paranormal and horror aspects set in a dystopian game setting. There is a plot that keeps moving with enough light (or slow) moments for the reader to catch their…

Madness by Paityn Parque

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Rosenberger contracted polio in 1955, in her early 20’s, in the days leading up to a competition. For 10 years, living life, much less playing the piano, was a struggle, all the while other pianists of her generation competed and began their professional careers. To…

Review: Carol Rosenberger’s To Play Again

Sebba expertly reviews and relives Ethel Rosenberg’s life and death in her newest biography, Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy for Rosenberg’s death was a tragedy. While there are questions as to her guilt, whatever the level, it did not merit the death penalty or even…

Ethel Rosenberg – Review of Two Books

I picked up Jackson’s memoir about life as a surgeon in the UK because at one time I wanted to go into medicine (I didn’t). Jackson has lived his life all over the world doing what he loves — surgery, practicing medicine. (Why they call…

David Jackson’s Surgeon in the Raw