Reviews Alphabetically by Author
Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
The personal journey of a black woman who grows up in small town Washington and ends up becoming an ordained Buddhist nun.
Never-Open Desert Diner (The)
A quiet book about a long distance trucker delivering to remote people along a highway in Utah; he meets a mysterious woman and his life changes.
Lessons From Lucy
As humorist Dave Barry turns 70, he turns to his dog Lucy for an example of how to live a happy life - he talks about his dog's influence on him and the changes he's made in his life as a result of her gentle guidance.
Beagle, Peter S.
Last Unicorn (The)
Told in a fairy tale style, this lyrical and haunting fantasy is about a unicorn leaving her magical world and searching the 'real' world for more of her kind.
A Time of Miracles
Upper middle grade story of a boy and his mom trying to leave war-torn Russia for a safer life with all the trials and tribulations of a perilous journey.
Card, Orson Scott
A sci-fi story about a little boy who is sent to pilot school, then command school, training to run the fleet when the alien invasion occurs. (mini review)
Things You Save In a Fire
A female firefighter has to move to Boston to care for her ailing mom, learn to fit into a new station house, fight and attraction to a rookie, and come to terms with her past.
Night Tiger (The)
Set in 1930s Malaysia, an orphan boy, a struggling young woman who works at a dance hall, a couple of white doctors find their lives intertwining with a touch of magical realism.