Book Review: “Cotton in Augusta,” “Joy in the Morning” and “From Myra to Laura” A Trilogy by Shirley Proctor Twiss

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Through Myra Stuart MacTavish’s long and energetic life, Twiss’s trilogy explores women’s economic and social conditions in the decades spanning 1909 to the mid-1970s. As Myra progresses from the daughter of a sharecropper in Georgia to the wife of a …

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Book Review: “Shanty Gold” by Jeanne Charters

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| Reviewed by Mary Ickes | As the author’s faithful canine companion and writing coach, Bucky Restivo remains ever on alert at his post beneath her desk. When writerly expletives rend the air, he knows that she requires his assistance. …

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The Music We Make: A Book Review of “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell

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| By Lauren Harr | This was a dangerous review to write because David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is one of my favorite books of all time. It’s complicated and, at times, confusing, but also brilliant and unforgettable. So, as I …

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Book Review: “Brat: Diary of a Ego State by Dr. Alan Marshall”

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— Review By Katherine B. Coughlin — First there was Eve White (then Eve Black). Now meet Norm, a new addition to literature’s study of Dissociative Identity Disorder. His case represents a milder variant in the spectrum of multiple personality …

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Book Review: “Letting Go, the Pathway of Surrender” by Dr. David R. Hawkins

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In 1978 I discovered that women artists, writers, musicians, scientists, engineers, spiritual teachers, and all around geniuses had been, for the most part, left out of the history books. That inspired a commitment to honor and support female energy in …

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Book Review: “Double Knit” By Diana Jane Hayes

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  By Judith Toy   Double Knit: An Autobiography – The Beginning & Double Knit: An Autobiography – The Conclusion by Diana Jane Hayes   “Categorizing my book is difficult. It has a love story, historical events, and the trials …

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Book Review: ‘A Land More Kind than Home’ by Wiley Cash

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  Reviewed by Mary Ickes   With Carson Chambliss, his novel’s antagonist, Mr. Cash established a new standard by which writers, for years to come, will measure their religious villains. Even with the perspective of three disparate narrators, the depth …

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