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I like reading multicultural books where the setting is very different from my own. When a friend of mine was studying the Hindi language, we would watch countless long Indian movies together and I grew fond of this culture.Never Mind Yaar is set in Mumbai, India, and it follows the lives of four close college friends of different ethnic backgrounds: Binaifer, Louella, Shalini and Bhagu, three girls and a boy. Author K. Mathur uses vivid descriptions of Indian life and scenery to immerse the…See More
I was eager to get this book for review and happy that I did. Dr. Laurie Zelinger and son Jordan Zelinger have managed to explain the biological reasons for anxiety in such a simple way that my young children easily understood it. My 6-year-old son and even my daughter loved the use of dinosaurs in the explanation, and I thought the comparison to a switch turning on and off was brilliant. The illustrations are also simple, colourful and age-appropriate.This is a comforting book, both for…See More
Momnificent. Isn’t that a great word? Lori Radun, author of The Momnificent Life: Healthy and Balanced Living for Busy Moms, defines it as “simply a concept that describes moms who valueliving positive, healthy and balanced lives.” And the goal of her new book “is to equip you with the tools you need to create a momnificent life as a mom.”I have to say that I am always attracted to books that help me be a better parent, a better me. I didn’t quite know what to expect from this book, but let me…See More
I love learning about alternative healing methods. In the last 12 years, I have read, studied and used several healing remedies, such as homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, kinaesthetic massage and natural herbal remedies, with real and lasting benefits for me and my family (even my sceptic hubby). In view of this, I was eager to review The Alternative Medicine Cabinet.This small book of 150 pages gives a basic overview of alternative ways to take care of your health naturally. Most of the…See More
What a pleasant surprise this book ended up to be! With vivid characters in the memorable setting of the Wild West, rip-roaring scenes and witty, Western dialogue, I chuckled throughout this heartwarming and adventurous story.Badhat, a lonely prairie dog wanders aimlessly in search of a purpose in life. He asks “the Almighty” for a sign and ends up in the town of Dagnabit, where the Gopher Broke Gang—outlaw bullies—are ruling and oppressing the town. Badhat just wants to quench his thirst and…See More
When the package of this book promptly arrived in the mail, I told my 6-year-old son it was for him. He eagerly tore open the slim box and pulled out the attractive hard covered book. He was excited to find it also came with a read-along and sing-along CD!I handed the book to my 9-year-old daughter and told her to read it to her brother. She said the story was cute. The Book About Tony Chestnut is about a shy boy named Tony Chestnut and his sister Eileen who have just moved to a new home and a…See More
This is the fifth book I read from author Tyler R. Tichelaar that is connected with his Marquette Trilogy books. I’m happy I kept it for last because unlike his other novels this is a collection of connected short stories about some of the minor characters of the Marquette books. Does it ever happen when reading a novel that you wonder about a character who had a very small albeit interesting role in the…See More
Once again, Tichelaar has spun a great story—a heartwarming, coming-of-age account of Robert O’Neill, the fictional famous novelist first introduced in theMarquette trilogy. Set from 1917 to 1934, amidst the events of WWI and the Great Depression, this book is written as the autobiography of Robert O’Neill, focusing on those early years of his youth when he moved from South Carolina to Marquette to live with…See More
This book is written and illustrated by ten-year-old Natalie Tinti, a girl with a bright and very colourful imagination. Tinti creates a fantasy world where the wind speaks and little seven-year-old girls sew and together produce a fantastic outfit for a fashion show. The theme is centered on the value of friendship, and we are introduced to four unique girls who befriend Kiki, “the meanest girl…Continue
I like reading multicultural books where the setting is very different from my own. When a friend of mine was studying the Hindi language, we would watch countless long Indian movies together and I grew fond of this culture.…Continue
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You may not know me or my work, but I am the national bestselling, award winning novelist of six critically acclaimed novels who has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.
“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.
If you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering and Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.
Please let me know if you would like review copies of any of my three recently published children's books. Copies are sent direct from the publishers so you will need to request from them and send them your address but I will back you up.
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