Monthly Archives: November 2010

I Still Dream About You

Here’s a review of a new audio book. I love listening to books when I’m driving by myself.  As much as I love to read the old-fashioned way, I think some books are even better when heard. By Linda Brinson … Continue reading

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The Fuller Memorandum

Here’s our latest post, a sci-fi/urban fantasy book reviewed by Steve Wishnevsky of Winston-Salem.  Steve says he’s also reading some more serious fare to review later. By Steve Wishnevsky THE FULLER MEMORANDUM. By Charles Stross. Ace: Berkley Publishing. 320 pages. … Continue reading

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The Hare With Amber Eyes

Here’s our latest review, by Robert Moyer of Winston-Salem, whose interests are as wide-ranging as his talents. By Robert Moyer THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss. By Edmund De Waal, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. … Continue reading

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In praise of editors

By Linda Brinson What an interesting feature on National Public Radio this week: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130838304 It seems that even though Jane Austen’s brother Henry said that “Everything came finished from her pen,” the great writer really did need an editor. Recent … Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s Women

A North Carolina writer, Anne Clinard Barnhill, offers her first review for Briar Patch Books. Anne lives in Garner. Her first novel, At the Mercy of the Queen, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press.  Her previous books include At Home … Continue reading

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