Month: December 2010

  • What Doesn’t Kill You …

    Anne Clinard Barnhill says she’s found a good Christmas present for the readers on your list. Here’s her review of an anthology out from Press 53, a small, independent publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry.  Press 53 was established in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2005. Anne lives in Garner. Her first novel, At the Mercy […]

  • Christmas, Winter Novels

    By Linda Brinson A few days ago, I posted a review here of Anne Perry’s 2010 Christmas novel, A Christmas Odyssey.  For my reviews of three additional new Christmas- or winter-themed novels, take a look at today’s (Dec. 12) book page in the Greensboro News & Record. I nominated The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of […]

  • Wicked River

    Here’s our debut review by Paul O’Connor, a veteran news reporter, editorial writer and journalism professor who lives in Raleigh. Paul has traveled the country extensively in recent years, crossing the Mississippi many times. He’s also quite the Mark Twain buff. By Paul T. O’Connor WICKED RIVER: THE MISSISSIPPI WHEN IT LAST RAN WILD. By […]

  • A Christmas Odyssey

    Anne Perry’s Christmas novels have become as much a part of the holiday tradition for me as cutting down and decorating the tree or hanging the stockings by the wood stove. Here’s a look at this year’s. By Linda Brinson A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY. By Anne Perry. Ballantine Books. 193 pages. $18.  In Victorian England, it […]

  • Worth Dying For

    Here’s a new review by Robert Moyer of Winston-Salem, who’s been traveling and reading.  Keep watching: In the next few days we’ll have a post by a reviewer who is new to Briar Patch Books. By Robert Moyer WORTH DYING FOR. By Lee Childs. Delacorte Press. 384 pages. $28. Page 128. That’s when fans of Lee […]