Month: 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 I STILL DREAM ABOUT YOU.  By Fannie Flagg. Random House Audio. (Also available from Random […]

  • 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. $24.95. Bob Howard is sort of the anti James Bond, working for “The Laundry,” an […]

  • 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. 351 pages. $26. In the London hallway of potter and author Edmund De Waal, a brass […]

  • In praise of editors

    By Linda Brinson What an interesting feature on National Public Radio this week: 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 research shows that Austen’s writing needed quite a bit of work before it became the elegant, […]

  • 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 in the Land of Oz: Autism, My Sister and Me (memoir, Jessica Kingsley Publisher) and […]