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“The 5th C: A CIA Novel” has been released

The CIA, an Unknown Force, And Russia‚Äôs Secret Cache of Diamonds Released Dec. 10, 2016 on Amazon.com, “The 5th C” by Elaine Gallant is currently free with Kindle Unlimited or for purchase at only $2.99. The paperback, released on Jan. … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Oh, man! I hardly hand out five stars, but this one deserves it. Sure I questioned some details or situations and so will you, but let it go, just let it go. This story slings all the grit a fearsome … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Very poetic and steeped in the likelihood of living, loving and becoming in Kalaw and Rangoon. I had some qualms, though, with the switchback storytelling of U Ba that played out more as story than recall or hearsay. How would … Continue reading

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Book Review: “A Man Called Ove”

Like any novel worth it’s weight, “A Man Called Ove” at the beginning pushes your emotions in one direction before slowly, surely, and most expertly pulling you elsewhere by the last chapter. In my case it was into a blubbering … Continue reading

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Time to return to The Pioneer Inn

Wondering where “new” to go to dinner? Have you considered returning to somewhere “old”? How about the historic Pioneer Inn at Lahaina Harbor? How soon we forget about this establishment when local chefs shine brighter. But, how can you beat … Continue reading

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Review: Red Notice by Bill Browder

Browder puts his a** on the line and his face to the window to bring justice in honor of his friend and associate,Sergei Magnitsky. What started as a personal run in Russia for wealth, then safety, then the will to … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: A Tale For The Time Being

What a wonderful read from Ruth Ozeki. I lost time and place, which in hindsight is the perfect place to be while reading this novel. It is both sad and sweet, dreadful and hopeful. There is so much to learn … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Chaperone

A Metaphor For Life…. A life’s story simply told that spans the elements of crucial changes in time: women’s rights, birth control, prohibition, gay living and cohabitation. It rests in lies told to cover the facts. It’s what Cora Carlisle … Continue reading

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Another Book Review: Kolea

I enjoyed reading Kolea and felt the story, although simple, was interesting enough to hold my attention all the way through the short read. I thought it best for a Junior High audience; a joyful history lesson taught in an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kolea

“Kolea” by Russell Cahill — This is a beautiful story of Hawaii: of kings and queens (titled or not) and of Hawaii culture and mythology, weaponry and warfare and most of all a story of perseverance. Although the book is … Continue reading

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