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Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399588587
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Published: Random House - February 9th, 2021

This memoir blew me away. This is the personal and very intimate story of learning how to live around and through a devastating and protracted illness; learning how to survive the cures. Doctors can treat the body but surviving (and thriving) the trauma of mind, spirit and heart are the crux of existence and this memoir deftly and beautifully examines each aspect of Suleika's (who was diagnosed at 22) journey. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Iceman Awakens by Sharon Krasny - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781646632176
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Published: Koehler Books - November 14th, 2020

This novel follows the imagined life of Otzi, the Chalcolithic mummy from roughly 5300 years ago who resurfaced in 1991 in the Alps. Lively, creative, yet true to known facts, this book is a great read for any armchair archaeologist or anyone interested in a real Prehistorical whodunnit. I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to more from Krasny. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 by Richard Thompson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616208950
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 6th, 2021

Like his lyrics Thompson weaves magic into simple honest review of his early life, music and the people who helped or inspired him along the way. The man can write a lyric that twists your heart and lingers in your soul. Red Molly and "Beeswing" are more than flights of fancy but spirits that hug your imagination and leaves me wanting more. I read the book in one sitting. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


That Old Country Music: Stories by Kevin Barry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385540339
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Published: Doubleday - January 12th, 2021

This is true Barry at his best. Irish stories told of the real Ireland rough, rocky, a thin veneer of true romanticism sloughed through a gritty strainer of irascible humor. These stories are set in my personal favorite region of Ireland no less; so add rain and wild westerly wind to a turf fire, a cozy chair and you are all set. Just grab a cuppa tea or pint. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou by Melissa M. Martin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781579658472
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Published: Artisan - April 21st, 2020

Martin revels in the food of the Cajun Coast in a powerful and delicious way by sharing not just the recipes but family and local lore as she does in her unique "farm to table " restaurant. Evoking the spirit of generosity and joy but also of the heartbreak of a culture in dire consequence of ecological and economic change this book is beautiful in so many ways. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


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