Author Susan Berry

Siobhan’s latest novel (published in 2021) merges a modern-day granddaughter Charlotte who discovers a picture of the recently deceased grandmother, Elena with another young woman from when both served in the WWII Italian Resistance. Intrigued by the picture and puzzled by her grandmother’s cryptic words…

The Girl From Venice by Siobhan Daiko

The Mountain Whisperer is an excellent foray into traditional and quality Chinese literature. The folk tales and narratives are based on the lives of real people who lived prior to, during, and after Mao’s Cultural Revolution. The afterword explains the book. For readers who are…

The Mountain Whisperer by Jia Pingwa

For 15 years old, Madness is an impressive first older young adult novel that has fantasy, paranormal and horror aspects set in a dystopian game setting. There is a plot that keeps moving with enough light (or slow) moments for the reader to catch their…

Madness by Paityn Parque

Rosenberger contracted polio in 1955, in her early 20’s, in the days leading up to a competition. For 10 years, living life, much less playing the piano, was a struggle, all the while other pianists of her generation competed and began their professional careers. To…

Review: Carol Rosenberger’s To Play Again

Sebba expertly reviews and relives Ethel Rosenberg’s life and death in her newest biography, Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy for Rosenberg’s death was a tragedy. While there are questions as to her guilt, whatever the level, it did not merit the death penalty or even…

Ethel Rosenberg – Review of Two Books

I picked up Jackson’s memoir about life as a surgeon in the UK because at one time I wanted to go into medicine (I didn’t). Jackson has lived his life all over the world doing what he loves — surgery, practicing medicine. (Why they call…

David Jackson’s Surgeon in the Raw

Klingborg’s Thief of Souls is an impressive detective novel set in modern day China. Besides the setting in a small provincial town the size of a hamlet where ordinarily the most serious crime is the theft of chickens, in Thief of Souls Klingborg develops the…

Brian Klingborg’s Thief of Souls – A Review

    Similar to the other books in The Life Inspired series, Saint Francis of Assisi is a short readable introductory biographical sketch of the saint from birth to death. The book also merges into each chapter applicability of St. Francis’ values of penance, service,…

Review of Wyatt North’s Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life Inspired