At the book club I attend, we always go around the table and tell what other books we’ve been reading. I usually write down these recommendations and check them out later. One such recommendation was “Wool” by Hugh Howey. I checked it out on Amazon and thought, “What the heck?” I ordered it for my…
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“The Winter Boy”

Author Sally Wiener Grotta takes the adage, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and raises it to the next level in her post-apocalyptic novel, “The Winter Boy.” A woman will have to work hard to turn a surly teenager into a refined man to help her keep the Peace after the Great Chaos.

Grimm End

Take one part “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” add a dash of “Grimm” the television show, and stir in a healthy helping of gothic story-telling, and you have “Grimm End,” written by S. T. Cameron of the Fargo-Moorhead area. What starts out feeling like a gothic horror book becomes a modern-day telling of the adventures of Sara…
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A House In The Sky

I can’t imagine how author Amanda Lindhout survived her ordeal in Somalia. Her memoir, “A House in the Sky,” co-written by Sara Corbett, tells how she and a friend Nigel were taken hostage and held for over a year while their captors waited for a big pay-off. The other thing I can’t imagine is how…
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Jo Joe

Sometimes a book comes along where if you can get past the first two chapters, you’ll be OK. In the case of “Jo Joe,” if you can get past the second paragraph, you’re home free. Don’t overthink it, just keep reading. What threw me is that the protagonist of the story talks about going back…
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