Review: Kathleen Dean Moore’s “Piano Tide”

I was lucky enough to review Kathleen Dean Moore’s lyrical and beautifully written Southeast Alaska novel for the Alaska Dispatch, and I must say that I highly, highly recommend to anyone who loves quirky characters, environmental plots, humor and rain-flecked stretches of Alaska landscape.   Here’s the beginning, with a link to the published review: I knew… Read More Review: Kathleen Dean Moore’s “Piano Tide”

Odd and unlikely book ads appearing on my Kindle

I don’t get it. While I also read “real” books, I buy most of my eBooks from Amazon. And most of those titles are literary fiction, well-written women’s fiction, well-written memoirs and well-written running/adventure memoirs. So why in the hell do such unlikely and badly matched books appear as Kindle ads on my device? Amazon… Read More Odd and unlikely book ads appearing on my Kindle

Review: When Breath Becomes Air (and January’s book challenge results)

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi:  Read this book, people. I can’t say enough good things about it. The writing style is sparse; Kalanithi chooses his words with economy and his lines are pure and simple. Reading this is like breathing, like taking a breath, and how unconscious it is until you stop to… Read More Review: When Breath Becomes Air (and January’s book challenge results)

Compelling read: Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar

How could I have not known about this? Not only did I somehow miss hearing about Donnie Eichar’s book Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident but I also missed hearing about the events that precipitated the book, that led up to Eichar’s obsession to write the book. It’s a fascinating story:… Read More Compelling read: Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar