Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Knife Is Her Only Comfort

November 30, 2011
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A young and successful, but emotionally troubled artist in search of self-acceptance is at the heart of the new novel by Tiffany Lovering called “Alone.” Buy the book Willow is 23 years old, and has been cutting herself almost half her life, because sometimes a knife provides the only comfort Willow knows. Tiffany says that “Alone” was a “labor of love” book, and although not autobiographical, it was nevertheless a very personal story. Listen to…

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‘American Psycho’ Meets ‘Sex & the City’

November 21, 2011
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After years of sexual abuse, then the loss of his mother, then the loss of his faith and finally the loss of his one true love, David Howard finally cracks. Buy the book In S.C. Cunningham‘s intense thriller “The Penance List” David has turned from a mama’s boy to a psychotic killer, and is terrorizing London. Yet’s a character who elicits from readers mixed feelings – empathy for a killer. Understanding. Fear. Mostly fear, as…

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Her “Addiction” Will Delight You

November 16, 2011
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Mina Kitchen is a forty-something single woman, a New Jersey native currently living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — and true to her surname, Mina loves to cook. In fact, you could say Mina has a “catering disorder.” Buy the book We meet Mina in Lizz Lund‘s book “Kitchen Addiction.” We also meet Mina’s Swiffer-addicted neighbor Vito, her godmother who has unusual methods for encouraging new members to join St. Bart’s church, and Mina’s enormous cat. Mina…

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One Man’s Search for a New Life – On An Asteroid

November 14, 2011
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Have you ever wondered what it might feel like if the world just started moving too fast for you to keep up with it? You know that feeling – you think you can no longer handle the pace and the pressure. You’d love to escape the madness. Buy the book Neville Lansdowne escaped. Well, he let go. And the world spun away without him, leaving him standing in the middle of a dark nothingness. Until…

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A Kidnapping? Or Something Far Worse?

November 11, 2011
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Mallory Petersen is a private investigator in Des Moines, Iowa, whose caseload usually runs to the routine, even the mildly offbeat. But when a young mom named Cheryl McGee comes to her with a heartbreaking story, Mallory is drawn into a nightmare of a case, in Stephen Brayton‘s mystery “Beta.” Cheryl’s 8-year-old daughter Cindy has disappeared, the apparent victim of a kidnapping. But there is no ransom demand, no word at all about what may…

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Small Town, Big Intrigue

November 4, 2011
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Small towns in America aren’t always like Mayberry or River City or Lake Wobegon. Sometimes they’re like Exeter, Massachusetts, the setting of Jennie Coughlin‘s book “Thrown Out: Stories from Exeter.” Buy the book This is a town of grudges, and secrets, and regrets. Alliances form and reform, the past becomes the future, where young boys find bodies in the marsh — and where nothing is ever quite what it looks like on the surface. Who…

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