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A retiree’s adventure, reviewed by mother and son

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A retiree’s adventure, reviewed by mother and son A Retiree’s Appalachian Trail Adventure, by Peter King. 340 pages. Published by Peter King. $23.99. Reviewed by Luke Vidic Three weeks ago, when I saw Peter King’s book on my desk, I was unsure what to do.  Bef... More »

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A page-turner by a talented NEK writer

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Nighthawk’s Song, by Charles Fergus.  Hardcover, 273 pages.  Published by Arcade Publishing, Crime Wise.  $25.99.   Reviewed by Tena Starr   Nighthawk’s Wing, the second in Charles Fergus’ Gideon Stoltz mystery series, is, to start with, a beautifully written ... More »

Spychip Armageddon, by Raymond Perkins

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Children’s author takes aim at adult readers   Spychip Armageddon, by Raymond Perkins, illustrated by Stephanie Perkins, 400 pages.  Available from Amazon.  $12.95 in paperback, $2.99 on Kindle.   reviewed by Chris Braithwaite If the kids in your family are fa... More »

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Safe as Lightning — moving and tough to categorize

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    Safe as Lightning, Poems by Scudder H. Parker, with illustrations by Adelaide Tyrol.  Rootstock Publishing, 115 pages, $15.95 in paperback.   Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite Scudder Parker’s poems are as difficult to categorize as the man himself.  I’ve had ... More »

Poetry informed by the unique perspective of an EMT

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copyright the Chronicle April 12, 2017   Reviewed by Tena Starr    A Life Lived Backwards, by Mark Creaven. Paperback. 76 pages. Available on Amazon.com, $9.99.   Longtime West Glover resident Mark Creaven has been, among many other things, an EMT, a job that,... More »

Review: Our Revolution

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Our Revolution, by Bernie Sanders. Published by Thomas Dunne Books — St. Martin’s Press, New York City, 2016.  450 pages. Hardcover. $27.   Reviewed by Joseph Gresser   Senator Bernie Sanders’ new book clearly was written in expectation of a different reality ... More »

Unprepared warns of the coming storm

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We are Unprepared, by Meg Little Reilly. Published by Mira. Paperback. 353 pages. $15.99. Reviewed by Tena Starr It’s sometime around the present, and youngish, fairly prosperous hipsters Ash and Pia have recently moved to the Northeast Kingdom from Brooklyn. ... More »

The silver woman tells her story

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Argyria: The Life and Adventures of a Silver Woman on Planet Earth, by Rosemary Jacobs. E-book. $6. reviewed by Brad Usatch In Argyria, Long Island native and longtime Orleans County resident Rosemary Jacobs chronicles more than five decades of struggle with a... More »

Book review: Flypaper Dreams

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Flypaper Dreams, by Jay Kendall. 165 pages. Paperback. $13.95 Reviewed by Tena Starr There are both pros and cons involved in self-publishing a book. The pros are that it’s difficult to get a book, even a very good one, published these days through traditional... More »