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Book Review: Age of Swords by Michael J Sullivan

**The book was reviewed for the San Francisco and Seattle Book Reviews Age of Swords is second in Michael J Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series. War continues to loom between Fhrey and Rhune. A vicious attack leaves those of Dahl Rhen without a home, and more determined than ever to shake free of… Read More Book Review: Age of Swords by Michael J Sullivan

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Book Review: Education of a Coroner by John Bateson

***This book as reviewed for the San Francisco and Seattle Book Reviews, and for Scribner via Netgalley Education of a Coroner by John Bateson tells the intriguing experiences of Ken Holmes, former coroner of Marin County in California. For forty-odd years, Holmes worked in the coroner’s office, first as a death investigator, then later as… Read More Book Review: Education of a Coroner by John Bateson

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Book Review: Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn deSilver

***This book was reviewed for San Francisco Book Review and Sounds True Publishing Via Netgalley DeSilver’s Writing as a Path to Awakening elicits a beautiful dialogue with the soul. Writing can help you find who you truly are. Combined with techniques of mindfulness and meditation, it can be a powerful catalyst. This book will teach… Read More Book Review: Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn deSilver

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Book Review: Sons of Isan by William Reyland

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Sons of Isan, by William Reyland, is the true story of one man’s immersion in rich spirituality. At times mirthful, and brutally honest, it is a tale of introspection, and the journey to find deeper meaning in life. Having given away all his possessions, our… Read More Book Review: Sons of Isan by William Reyland

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Book Review: Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

***Reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review In Finding My Badass Self Stanfa-Stanley takes us along with her as she spends a year, 52 weeks, doing a new, boundary-pushing task each week. Some tasks overlap, such as taking several belly dance lessons, and some are single shot, like spending the day on a ride-along. Stanfa-Stanley… Read More Book Review: Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

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Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Constance Maynard is 92, and living in the Lindell assisted living home. When we meet her, she is druggy with prolonged Ambien use, and being cared for by the 50-something Eunice, and the 20-something Sam. Most of the story follows the independent-minded Constance as she… Read More Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

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Book Review: The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review   “You killed him! You killed my brother!” I loved the opening line of Gleason’s latest Stoker and Holmes novel. Even if this were my first foray into the series, I would be hooked from those first lines alone. Whose brother? Why were they killed? The… Read More Book Review: The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason

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Book Review- Tune Up: Secret of Mylin by Joe Klingler

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Klingler’s Tune Up: Secret of Mylin is an intense mystery set in modern day California and Nevada. It begins with a questionable traffic accident that proves to be less an accident than premeditation upon closer inspection. An elderly Chinese woman is struck by a motorcycle… Read More Book Review- Tune Up: Secret of Mylin by Joe Klingler

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Book Review: Open Your Heart by Dr Ruth Cherry

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review.   Dr Ruth Cherry’s Open Your Heart is a beautiful story steeped in spiritual alchemy and Jungian psychology and stuffed full of valuable wisdom. Annie is a psychologist approaching mid-life who’s growing increasingly dissatisfied with the way her life is going. Once comforting routine is… Read More Book Review: Open Your Heart by Dr Ruth Cherry

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Book Review: The Asylum of Dr Caligari by James Morrow

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco and Seattle Book Reviews, and via Netgalley   The Asylum of Dr Caligari by James Morrow, spun from the 1920s silent film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, is a commentary on duality- life and death, war and peace, science and art, reason and mysticism, sanity and insanity-… Read More Book Review: The Asylum of Dr Caligari by James Morrow