Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls
"This book adds variety to the self-deprecating, slice of life essays which comprise the usual Sedaris formula. There are still plenty of belly laugh eliciting stories to enjoy here, yet this time around, several bawdy poems
and some opinionated characters delivering wordy monologues serve as Sedaris-grade hilarity, tongue in cheek comments on the current political and social atmosphere in the U.S. Hidden beneath the humor as always, there
can be an underlying melancholy in some essays, as evidenced by the strangely poignant “Loggerheads.” This collection is a must read for existing fans and with its recent inclusion on several bestseller lists will
undoubtedly convert throngs of potential readers into Sedaris devotees."
Reviewed by: Loree Bishop - Spartanburg, SC
The Iguana Tree
"This novel has changed the way that I see things. How can you fault someone for wanting a better life for their family? Hector is the first to leave and I cringed as he crossed the border. And then an impatient Lilia soon follows and her ordeal is more harrowing than his. And all of this for the opportunity that we so easily take for granted. Michel Stone takes us into the mind of Hector brilliantly. The couple faces corruption, betrayal, and the kindness of strangers. And when you finish the last page, you will see things differently too. CLICK BOOK COVER FOR PURCHASE."
Reviewed by: Connie Kuhn - Spartanburg , SC
Between Shades of Gray
"I read this book in two days. I just could not put it down! Lina, a young artist, is taken from her home in the middle of the night, her father already gone. She and her family are placed into prison camps, being called criminals, but for what? Lina draws small clues and hints in her drawing as to let her father know where she and the rest of her family are. This book
holds many secrets about history that many probably never knew. And, in this book they are shared and revealed as to how cold some people really are."
Reviewed by: Emily Crosier - Princeton, WV
Running the Rift
"Running the Rift is a power story of the Rwandan genocide. It follows a young promising runner who becomes an icon of hope for the country plagued by division. The book takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions following this young man as he matures as a person and runner. In the midst of this evolution the reader is treated to an insight about the growing concerns between the Hutus and Tutsis. The book ends with a climax of events that keep the reader tuning page after page. This book is guaranteed to challenge your perception of the human ability for love and cruelty all at the same time."
Reviewed by: Curt McPhail - Spartanburg, SC