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Echoes of Tattered Tongues by John Guzlowski
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Echoes of Tattered Tongues, by John Z. Guzlowski

Reviewed by Brian D. Mohr MD

This is a collection of free verse poems written by a son trying to understand his parents’ history and how their experiences as slave laborers formed their actions in later
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Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin
"Overall? I was bored. I did not enjoy Martin's writing, his voice did not feel authentic for a female perspective. I absolutely could not stand Zofia, such a miserable character. Anna was either extremely and foolishly trusting or clueless. It too..." Read more of this review »
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Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin
"After reading some enthusiastic reviews, I decided to read this one -- and I hated it. Set in the late 18th century, it tells the story of a young Polish countess, Anna Maria, who goes through every sort of mayhem and abuse during the partition of..." Read more of this review »
Seeders by A.J. Colucci
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The Eagle Unbowed by Halik Kochanski
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The Condor Years by John Dinges
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Excellent overview of the Pinochet years and their context. Well written and well researched. Every now and then I would get a bit overwhelmed by the level of detail and have to go back and re-read, but that was me, not anything that was Dinges' faul ...more
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Virals by Kathy Reichs
Virals (Virals, #1)
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A mess. After a terrific start to her writing career,Reichs has been going steadily downhill quality wise in her Tempe Brennan line in the last few years. So I guess she thought she'd give YA a try. Earth to Reichs: leave the YA to the pros. Suzanne ...more
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
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Absolutely loved this tightly plotted character study. Why? Because it was both well plotted and a terrific character study. Too often authors sacrifice one for the other, but this is a wonderful blend of both. I was fascinated with both protagonists ...more
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“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
Stephen Hawking

Abraham Verghese
“I spent as much time as I could with Ghosh. I wanted every bit of wisdom he could impart to me. All sons should write down every word of what their fathers have to say to them. I tried. Why did it take an illness for me to recognize the value of time with him? It seems we humans never learn. And so we relearn the lesson every generation and then want to write epistles. We proselytize to our friends and shake them by the shoulders and tell them, "Seize the day! What matters is THIS moment!" Most of us can't go back and make restitution. We can't do a thing about our should haves and our could haves. But a few lucky men like Ghosh never have such worries; there was no restitution he needed to make, no moment he failed to seize.

Now and then Ghosh would grin and wink at me across the room. He was teaching me how to die, just as he'd taught me how to live.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone
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