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Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Storytelling has been an integral part of many cultures, none quite as strong as in the African and Islamic cultures, with poetry and tales that last millennia. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is using his talents as a storyteller to bring us today’s tale, one that combines a forbidden romance with political intrigue, and flavors it with the rich tapestry of Africa. Please read on for my review and an excerpt from Read more of this post

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Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by Glenn Dixon

Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by Glenn Dixon

If you’ve ever been to Verona and wandered the streeets, you may have come across the Juliet House, formerly owned by the dell Capello family and purchased by the city and renamed the Juliet House for the similarity to the surname Capulet.  Glenn Dixon, during a school exeat from teaching high school English, and more specifically the play of Romeo and Juliet, spent time in Verona and met, and became one of the Club di Giulietta, the people who volunteer to answer letters to Juliet, both posted and left on the walls.   Please read on for my review of Read more of this post

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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock

Obsession with perspective, I have it. I’m always looking for new and different angles that present a story with fresh (to me) eyes. Nancy Peacock has created such a story with this new release, from the perspective of a former slave as he retells his story as he waits for his execution.  Please read on for my review and an excerpt from Read more of this post

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