Local Book Reviews

Book Review: Jake's Law by William J. Coleman

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • 10:33 am
Reading debut novels can be like a trip to the casino. You'll always see something different. Sometimes you wish you hadn't gone, sometimes you break even, barely. Occasionally, you have…

Book Review: A Seat on the Playground by Roe Braddy

Monday, January 28, 2013 • 10:12 am
At risk. Developmental delays. Learning disabilities. Congenital conditions. All of these categories can be squeezed together under the label Special Needs. And since I don't have direct contact with students that…

Book Review: One Patch of Grass by Andrew Linker

Monday, November 26, 2012 • 9:43 am
Fresh cut grass, thousands upon thousands of mayflies and a small island in the middle of the Susquehanna. These are the beginnings of the rich, funny, exciting and sometimes surprising…

Book Review: The Blue Orchard by Jackson Taylor

Friday, October 26, 2012 • 10:39 am
Historical fiction can be a tricky genre to write in. There is a fine line to be walked; historical accuracy must be balanced with holding the reader's attention by way…

Local Book Review: Lying Cheating Scum by Ed Uravic

Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 11:42 am
It's 1994 and Gingrich and DeLays' "Contract with America" has laid out the plan to grab up the majority in the House of Representatives. Freshman incumbent Lance Mansfield (R-PA) wants…

Local Book Review: David by Preston Dent

Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 11:35 am
In his poignant and eye-opening novel, David: Love Life, Live Long, and Be Free, local Harrisburg author Preston A. Dent portrays the harsh realities and injustices of aspects of Harrisburg's…

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