Fiction: The Village Teacher and Other Stories by Theodore Odrach

July 25, 2022 admin 0

Theodore Odrach was born Theodore Sholomitsky in 1912 outside of Pinsk, Belarus. At the age of nine, he was arrested for a petty crime by the authorities. Without his parents’ knowledge, he was sent to a reform school in Vilnius, Lithuania (then under Polish rule). Released at the age of 18, he entered what is now Vilnius University, studying philosophy and ancient history. With the Soviet invasion in 1939, he fled Vilnius and returned to […]

Non-Fiction: All for the Love of Horses by Patti Dammier

July 24, 2022 admin 0

Author Patricia Dammier says it was always her vision to be able to look outside and see her beloved horses. In All for the Love of Horses, she shares her story about all the wonderful animals and people that enriched more than 35 years of traveling through Europe before returning to her farm in the United States. Dammier offers a reflective review of the cheerful and funny stories through a historical lens. The stories recount the […]

Fiction: Captain Cooked by S.P. Grogan

June 21, 2022 admin 0

S.P. Grogan’s Captain Cooked tells the story of a young videographer, Madison Merlot Dayne, who is the field producer on her chef father’s traveling and popular television cooking show, “Insatiable Delights.” When she arrives on the Big Island of Hawai’i, she stumbles across the poisoning of a famous Hawaiian singer, and then finds herself in danger while trying to solve the murder as well as tasting the delicacies of the islands. Captain Cooked interweaves 22 […]

The Ravens of Vienna

Fiction: The Ravens of Vienna by Adrian Grafe

May 9, 2022 admin 0

The Ravens of Vienna is British writer Adrian Grafe’s debut novel. Vienna in 1942 is a city overrun with Nazis, profiteers, and spies. A desperate Nazi officer, under pressure from his superiors, bullies Lichtblau, a banker, also a writer, into handing him over some of the bank’s money. He is the object of hatred on the part of Hellroth, who has always been in love with Lichtblau’s wife. As Lichtblau’s and his family’s lives become […]

Innovatehers

Non-Fiction: InnovateHERs: Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top

April 22, 2022 admin 0

Drawing on current research about how entrepreneurial traits and skills lead to success, InnovateHERs: Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top shares the stories of how 29 of today’s top performing women leaders in the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors leveraged their entrepreneurial mindset to “do good” and “do well” in their careers. Authors Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, senior innovation advisor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, and Kathy Hurley, former executive […]

New You. Who knew?

Non-Fiction: New You! Who Knew? by David R. Edwards

April 22, 2022 admin 0

Life is messy. It flashes by as you wonder what your future will be and how to influence it. You struggle to take charge of your life and it’s frustrating. Trying new things never works as well as you hoped. Why isn’t your story as wonderful as those you read about? You are the focus in New You! Who Knew? by David R. Edwards. Each chapter is intended to help you build the core skills you […]

Art & Culture: The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care: 25 Tools for Goddesses by Anna Pereira

February 7, 2022 admin 0

Google has seen over one billion searches a day related to wellness. Self-care for mental and emotional wellness as a daily practice is needed now more than ever. Helping those we love and ourselves with self-care practices is essential. “It’s been a tough couple of years. Mentally, emotionally, and spiritually eroding,” says Anna Pereira, author of The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care, 25 Tools for Goddesses. “Self-love, self-compassion, and self-care is a priority. We […]

Duke Ellington

Biography: Duke Ellington: the Notes the World Was Not Ready to Hear by Karen S. Barbera

February 1, 2022 admin 0

Karen Barbera and Randall Keith Horton were strangers who met on a train. A cordial conversation led to an eight-year collaboration to tell new and enlightening stories about Duke Ellington and to bring his forgotten masterpieces back to life. The results are concerts and Duke Ellington: the Notes the World Was Not Ready to Hear, which ends up being a biography of both Ellington and Horton focused on their unique relationship and the musical and […]

Non-Fiction: The Police Are Not Your Friends by Thomas B. Fitzgerald

January 31, 2022 admin 0

In his new book, The Police Are Not Your Friends Thomas B. Fitzgerald walks readers through the letter of the law and the cold reality of police power while offering crucial advice on how to negotiate police encounters safely and in a way that best positions them for whatever legal action might follow. Fitzgerald writes from experience. A successful software engineer by trade, he once spent months fighting an arrest stemming from an officer’s insistence […]

Art & Culture: Romanians and Hungarians by C. Sassu

January 31, 2022 admin 0

Romanians and Hungarians: Historical Premises by C. Sassu is published by the Center for Romanian Studies, an independent academic research institute, based in the United States. Their mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of Romanian history and culture in the world. Titles from the Center for Romanian Studies are published exclusively by Histria Books. Romanians and Hungarians have been linked throughout history since the Middle Ages. Both peoples have bravely fought to defend Christianity […]