Author Details: Olga B. Jones

Bibliophile’s Corner. The Earthquake Machine by Mary Pauline Lowry

On the outside, everything looks perfect in Rhonda’s world but at home she has to deal with a manipulative father who keeps her mentally ill mother hooked on pharmaceuticals. The only reliable person in Rhonda’s life is her family’s Mexican yardman, Jesús. But when the INS deports Jesús back to his home state of Oaxaca, […]

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The Art of Being a Woman by Veronique Vienne

Bibliophile’s Corner. The Art of Being a Woman by Veronique Vienne.

With its spirited prose and witty illustrations, The Art of Being a Woman informs and celebrates the many ways we all can release our insecurities, count our blessings, and experience what the French call “joie de vivre,” a lively tryst between heart and mind. I picked up The Art of Being a Woman after abandoning […]

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Bibliophile’s Corner. Trade Winds to Meluhha by Vasant Davé

In ancient Mesopotamia Samasin the stable boy is falsely convicted of murder. When a double eclipse saves his life he flees his homeland in search of a man whose name the dying victim whispered to him. With murderers eager to protect their crime network on his heels Samasin faces an adventure of his life. I […]

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Bibliophile’s Corner. Curbcheck by Zach Fortier.

From the testimonials: “Curbcheck chronicles the experiences of a police officer as he transitions from a new boot with challenging life experiences to a salty veteran who has been baptized into the dark side of reality by countless hours on the street.” This is a story of law and order uncensored. We watch crime shows […]

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Bibliophile’s Corner. The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Anita Desai ruminates on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life’s expectations and its realities in three perfectly etched novellas. Set in India in the not-too-distant past, the stories’ dramas illuminate the ways in which Indian culture can nourish or suffocate. All are served up with […]

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Bibliophile’s Corner. A Will To Murder by Hilary Thomson

When wealthy and eccentric patriarch James Boyle dies a peculiar death, the DA declines to investigate, convinced that the victim died of natural causes. Yet even the police are stunned when members of the Boyle family gather at the estate of Rollingwood for the reading of James’ will – and begin to die, one at […]

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