‘Brother,’ Can You Spare Some Empathy? [REVIEW]

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David Chariandy’s Brother throbs with life, in part due to the music that permeates it. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A mother’s sacrifice. One girl’s ambitions. Two brothers’ dreams. And the act of violence that will change each of their lives forever. Discover why David Chariandy’s Brother has become one of the most beloved novels of our time. 

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Meet Colorado Royalty in Rebecca Rosenberg’s ‘Gold Digger’ [REVIEW]

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Baby Doe Tabor, circa 1883 (Photo Public Domain)

A young widow. A married prospector. A betrayed wife. When their paths cross in rugged Colorado during the mining boom, they spark a sensational, scandalous story that rocks the state to its bedrock. Discover the real-life dynasty that would make binge-worthy television in today’s reality-obsessed culture. Read Rebecca Rosenberg’s new novel, Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor. Read more of this post

‘Invisible As Air’ Takes A Hard Look At Opioid Addiction [REVIEW]

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A desperate housewife learns to deal with life her own way. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A loving mother. A painful memory. A little cheat. Will her method of dealing with the past be her saving grace or become her private hell? Find out in Zoe Fishman’s insightful new drama, Invisible As Air.  Read more of this post

‘Hitler in Los Angeles’ is the Wake-Up Call America Needs Now [REVIEW]

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The Nazi-based Friends of the New Germany hold a party in Los Angeles to mark Adolph Hitler’s birthday in 1935. (Photo courtesy Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 2, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.)

Radicalized hate groups. Political conspiracies. Undercover spies. The Hollywood elite. These may sound like elements taken from today’s news headlines, but in fact they are aspects of a little-known story that unfolded more than 80 years ago in the the City of Angels. Now historian Steven J. Ross reveals this compelling tale in his Pulitzer-Prize nominated book, Hitler in Los Angeles.  Read more of this post

‘The Secret Life of Mrs. London’ Shines a Light on One of History’s Most Enigmatic Women [REVIEW]

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Author Jack London’s success was due in large part to his wife, Charmian Kittredge London. (Photo by James E. Purdy)

Wife. Editor. Writer. Lover. She had a career. She had a husband. She had a decision to make. Meet Charmian, a woman ahead of her time, in Rebecca Rosenberg’s debut novel, The Secret Life of Mrs. London.  Read more of this post