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BWW Reviews: ECHO OF THE BOOM Is A Decadent Depiction of Adolescence
by Sara Zweig

The apocalypse meets high school drama in Maxwell Neely-Cohen's first novel (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE FLOOD Realistically Re-Imagines The Life and Times of Noah
by Sara Zweig

Maine's retelling of the biblical story is elegant, simple, and intriguing. (more...)


BWW Reviews: DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine Lloyd
by Marakay Rogers

Lloyd's new series makes Regency England a charming but dangerous place (more...)


BWW Reviews: Nancy Coco's ALL FUDGED UP, a Mystery With Recipes
by Marakay Rogers

When Allie finds a dead body in her father's Mackinac Island hotel and fudge shop, more mayhem ensues. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO ATE HIS BOOK - A Wonderful Read
by Marina Kennedy

'The Man Who Ate His Book' has recently been published by Greenpoint Press. This outstanding compilation of essays, memoirs, fiction, humor, poetry and art is sure to please people who enjoy a good r... (more...)


BWW Reviews: FIVE CAME BACK Tells a Remarkable Tale
by John Walker Ross

“But few of them would enter the war as these directors did, with the sense that, in impending middle age, they had found themselves with a new world to conquer, a task that would test their abilities... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Susan Wingate's Enthralling Book, SACRIFICE AT SEA
by Marina Kennedy

Susan Wingate's 'Sacrifice at Sea' is the third book in her Bobby's Diner Series. Fans and new readers will relish an opportunity to enjoy Wingate's latest novel with its perfect mix of romance and m... (more...)


BWW Reviews: BODY COUNTS by Sean Strub
by Victoria Noe

Body Counts is not the story of a victim or even a hero. It's the story of a man at a unique time and place, a man with personal demons and challenges he used to fuel a quite remarkable life. (more...)


An Interview with Terry Persun and A Review of "SWEET SONG"
by Marina Kennedy

Terry Persun's book, 'Sweet Song' is a thought provoking piece of historical fiction that addresses the issue of race relations. It is a piece of literature that should be read by all. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY Sums Things Up Nicely
by John Walker Ross

The fiftieth anniversary of John Kennedy's assassination last November turned up an avalanche of books seeking to present new angles or re-hash old ones. Larry Sabato's The Kennedy Half-Century does a... (more...)


BWW Review: Parenting in a Social Media World – Keeping Your Child Safe in Cyberspace
by BWW News Desk

In Parenting in a Social Media World, Charlene C. Giannetti provides timely guidance for parents who realize that the digital age provides both great opportunities and new hazards for children. Social... (more...)


BWW Reviews: DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS by Marla Miller
by Victoria Noe

Miller has crafted a real page-turner. I thought I would read this in a leisurely way, but instead I stayed up late, unable to put it away until I knew how it ended. You will, too. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Anthony Bidulka's A FLIGHT OF AQUAVIT
by Marakay Rogers

Saskatoon detective Russell Quant may be able to solve the matter of a blackmailer bothering an accountant, but can he solve the mystery of his mother's Christmas visit? (more...)


BWW Reviews: Reissue of JOHN KNOX Holds Up History's Mirror and Allows Us to Gaze Upon Ourselves
by John Walker Ross

John Knox, the great Scottish reformer, emerged from a densely tangled thicket of sixteenth century history, politics and theology. Making sense of his life and legacy is no easy task. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Jen Rudin's CONFESSIONS OF A CASTING DIRECTOR Explains What You Need to Get the Part
by Marakay Rogers

Casting director (and former performer) Jen Rubin lifts the lid off the trade secrets of actors she's hired for stage and screen, and shows how to land an audition... and the part (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE GODS OF GUILT Keeps the Lincoln Lawyer Series Humming Along
by John Walker Ross

The Gods of Guilt is actually my introduction to Michael Connelly's tremendously popular Lincoln Lawyer series (though, like a lot of characters in this volume, I have seen the movie). (more...)


BWW Reviews: UNDRESSING MR. DARCY by Karen Doornebos
by Victoria Noe

Not a Jane Austen fan? That's no reason to skip Undressing Mr. Darcy. I guarantee, like Vanessa Roberts, you will find yourself quickly succumbing to the charms of Austen's storytelling, and Doornebos... (more...)


BWW's TOP TEN BOOKS Of 2013
by Marakay Rogers

Just in time for holiday gifts: books for all your friends and family, as well as for you. (more...)


BWW Reviews: In Book By You's THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, I Exceed Even My Own Lofty Expectations!
by John Walker Ross

It's not my sort of thing, normally, inserting myself into the classics. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE WOBBIT Parodies Tolkien's Classic with Irreverent, Vigorous Humor
by Sara Zweig

Harvard Lampoon's parody release coincides with the anticipated Hollywood sequel. (more...)


BWW Reviews: MERLE HAGGARD: THE RUNNING KIND Does the Legend Justice
by John Walker Ross

Sometimes, it's nice to be reminded that rules have exceptions. (more...)


BWW Reviews: A JEW AMONG ROMANS Sheds Light On a Dark History
by John Walker Ross

Let's face it. If you set out to settle a two-thousand year old argument--as Frederic Raphael does in A Jew Among Romans: The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus, a historical and philosophical treati... (more...)


BWW Reviews: VIVIEN LEIGH: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT Sharpens the Outline, Deepens the Enigma
by John Walker Ross

'Some force within myself would not be denied expression.' Vivien Leigh (more...)


BWW Reviews: Herman Koch's Thrilling THE DINNER Premieres in Paperback
by Sara Zweig

A good book should be like a good meal and THE DINNER is a tasty one. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Alan Bradley's Eleven-Year-Old Detective Charms in THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE
by Marakay Rogers

Author Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce is about to appear in a new novel; it's time to look over the origins of England's youngest scientific detective. (more...)




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