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Stokely: A Life ~by Peniel E. Joseph

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Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph Basic Books Hardcover, $29.99 414 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-465-01363-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “It was Thursday, June 16, 1966… Less than a year before, President Lyndon Johnson had signed the Voting Rights Act… Stokely Carmichael was now in Mississippi to ensure that the federal laws… […]

A True Wordsmith Offers up Suspicion

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A True Wordsmith Offers up Suspicion  ~ Amy Lignor There are many authors who take a reader ‘slowly into that good night’. However, the real genius knows how to create the ultimate lead-in. They are the wordsmiths who can, in one page or one paragraph, grab the reader’s attention and never let go. This is […]

How One Woman Defies the Odds to Assist Injured and Orphaned Birds of Prey

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Flight to Freedom Book Review by Angela Earle   How One Woman Defies the Odds to Assist Injured and Orphaned Birds of Prey By Diana Lynn Siderides, 172 pages ©2000   This isn’t only a book about birds of prey, or a book about one woman’s journey in establishing a habitat and recovery center for them, […]

Suspense Readers Will Love The Last Death of Jack Harbin

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Suspense Readers Will Love The Last Death of Jack Harbin  ~ Book Review by Amy Lignor Taking place in the Lone Star State, a locale that literally lives for football, this author focuses on the small town of Jarrett Creek and their local high school football team.   Former police chief, Samuel Craddock, is a […]

Why Every Black Woman Should Marry a Jewish Man

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Why Every Black Woman Should Marry a Jewish Man by Dr. Nazaree Hines-Starr CreateSpace Paperback, $16.99 202 pages ISBN: 978-1490341972   Book Review by Kam Williams   “How many times have we heard successful African-American women complain they can’t find a good man? Everyone has an opinion on the black man shortage, but none of […]

Success through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple

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Success through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple by Russell Simmons Gotham Books Hardcover, $20.00 220 pages ISBN: 978-1-592-40865-8   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Why should you meditate? The answer is simple: to be happy. Which is the only reason you’re here. That might sound like a very simple take on the meaning of life, but […]

Julie Kramer Thrills with Delivering Death

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Julie Kramer Thrills with Delivering Death ~book review by Amy Lignor  This is the next tale in the incredibly captivating Riley Spartz thriller series, and the suspense is even more chilling than ever.   For those who are unaware, Riley Spartz is one of those intelligent and intriguing characters all readers want to follow. As […]

Religion is Key in Philip Kerr’s FBI Thriller, Prayer

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Religion is Key in Philip Kerr’s FBI Thriller, Prayer ~book review by Amy Lignor FBI agent, Gil Martins, is originally from Scotland. A troubled man with many quirks, he is an ex-Catholic who now lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Ruth.   Gil is an atheist who believes that God may very well be […]

A Spademan Unearths Fear in Shovel Ready

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A Spademan Unearths Fear in Shovel Ready  ~book review by Amy Lignor This tale, set in New York City in the ‘new future’, has more twists, turns, and oddities than ever before seen.   Once a garbage man working in the city, the main character now as a big ‘S’ on his chest, so to […]

A Suspense-Filled Minnesota Winter Draws Readers in to January Thaw

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A Suspense-Filled Minnesota Winter Draws Readers in to January Thaw  ~ Book Review by Amy Lignor Mira James, a resident of Battle Lake, Minnesota, (a town with a population of only 747), holds the position of head librarian in the town. She is also a part time reporter and is studying to be a private […]