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Book Reviews: A Different Blue is the reason book lovers spend hours in the bookstores

Book Review:  Amy Harmon’s bestselling novel A Different Blue is unforgettable and satisfying – “Once upon a time there was a little blackbird, pushed out of the nest, unwanted.” Blue, a troubled high school senior in Amy Harmon’s novel  A Different Blue, who doesn’t know who she is, where she comes from, or where she is headed, is challenged […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Christmas Bells

BOOKS: Schoolteacher draws from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s writings as she faces modern-day troubles Christmas Bells  by Jennifer Chiaverini How do you keep faith when everything around you seems to be falling apart? Chiaverini attempts to answer that question in her latest historical novel. Alternating Christmas storylines bring together Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the 1860s as he faces the imminent […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Mistletoe Inn

BOOKS: Author of holiday-themed novellas creates modern-day Christmas fairy tale.    The Mistletoe Inn  by Richard Paul Evans Kimberly Rossetti wants to become a romance writer. She’s 32 with one divorce, two failed engagements, and many broken hearts behind her — hardly an expert on happily ever after endings! Facing the prospect of holidays alone, she […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening

BOOKS: Henderson Book Club pick explores growth of relationship between unlikely friends   Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart  by Carol Wall An autobiographical story of the blossoming of a seemingly unlikely friendship. An affluent white woman who is worried about serious health […]

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BOOKS: Historical fiction/fantasy in biblical setting tells story of characters interacting with enigmatic robe.    The Robe  by Lloyd C. Douglas The Robe is a novel that tells a story of what happens to Jesus Christ’s robe after his crucifixion. The book offers a detailed description of life in Roman times, and shows firsthand the intertwined politics and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The End of Night

BOOKS: Author Bogard references Nevada in his musings on modern use of artificial light.   The End of Night  by Paul Bogard The author offers a chronicle about the overuse of artificial light and his world-wide search for places that still remain dark. The chapters of the book are numbered according to the Bortle ranking of sky darkness, ranging from […]

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