The Imperfect Marriage: Help for Those Who Think It’s Over

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The Imperfect Marriage Help for Those Who Think It’s Over by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry Howard Books Hardcover, $24.99                                                       252 pages ISBN: 978-1-4767-3874-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “Marriage is a battlefield. Trust us, we know. Our marriage has suffered through—and survived—adultery, addiction, financial ruin, and the consequences of our own inner struggles… However, we […]

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs

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Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs by Pearl Cleage Atria Books Hardcover, $23.99 320 pages ISBN: 978-1-4516-6469-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick […]

Carol O’Connell’s, It Happens in the Dark, is a Suspenseful ‘A’

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Carol O’Connell’s, It Happens in the Dark, is a Suspenseful ‘A’! ~ review by Amy Lignor It is opening night of the play, ‘Brass Bed’, by Peter Beck, and for one audience member sitting in the front row it is also the night they are murdered. This play, based on a true story of a […]

The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism

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The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism by Mahmoud El-Kati Papyrus Publishing Paperback, $8.00 92 pages ISBN: 978-0-9882883-3-1   Book Review by Kam Williams   “From today’s perspective in a media-soaked world all too familiar with the genomic footprints of human DNA and the tracings of the double-helix back to an African origin, it […]

Author Laurie R. King Offers Nightmarish Elements with The Bones of Paris

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Author Laurie R. King Offers Nightmarish Elements with The Bones of Paris  ~review by Amy Lignor When it comes to the spectrum of human emotions this author has done an A+ job of presenting every single one. From the cruelest and darkest to the most stunning and decadent, King has written a frightening tale. (Yet […]

Stokely: A Life ~by Peniel E. Joseph

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Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph Basic Books Hardcover, $29.99 414 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-465-01363-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “It was Thursday, June 16, 1966… Less than a year before, President Lyndon Johnson had signed the Voting Rights Act… Stokely Carmichael was now in Mississippi to ensure that the federal laws… […]

A True Wordsmith Offers up Suspicion

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A True Wordsmith Offers up Suspicion  ~ Amy Lignor There are many authors who take a reader ‘slowly into that good night’. However, the real genius knows how to create the ultimate lead-in. They are the wordsmiths who can, in one page or one paragraph, grab the reader’s attention and never let go. This is […]

Suspense Readers Will Love The Last Death of Jack Harbin

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Suspense Readers Will Love The Last Death of Jack Harbin  ~ Book Review by Amy Lignor Taking place in the Lone Star State, a locale that literally lives for football, this author focuses on the small town of Jarrett Creek and their local high school football team.   Former police chief, Samuel Craddock, is a […]