Book Title: Ollie Ollie In Come Free
Author: Anne Bernard Becker
Ollie Ollie In Come Free is the product of an author’s lifelong struggle to deal with and process the traumatic events of her childhood, and to analyze the repercussions that it inevitably had on her as an adult. This memoir is a moving, emotional, and intimately personal tale of a family who had experienced more than its fair share of death. Specifically, it relates what it was like for Anne to grow up amidst the grief and turmoil, with the ever-present background of a rapidly changing and progressing world.
Straight out of the gate, the readers will know that Anne is not coping very well as an adult. She struggles in her role as a wife and as a mother as a result of never having dealt with the pain of losing first her sister, then her brother a couple of years later when Anne herself was turning six. Anne chooses to deal with this problem head on and subjects herself to psychoanalysis as therapy for her ongoing depression and recurring anxiety episodes.
by Michael Corkery at The New York Times
Walmart is making a circuitous and belated push into the digital book market, teaming up with a Japanese company to sell e-books and audiobooks.
The deal with Rakuten, an e-commerce giant based in Japan, will allow Walmart to start selling digital books on its website for the first time later this year.
The move, which was announced late Thursday, comes years after Walmart’s archrival, Amazon, began to dominate the market for digital readers.
Walmart customers will be able to read the books through Rakuten Kobo e-reading devices — which have not taken hold with Americans the way Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook have.
The partnership is part of Walmart’s effort to ensure that its online offerings include every conceivable product line, giving shoppers no reason to click over to Amazon.
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History can never be erased. Perhaps when your children are haunted and plagued by a mysterious illness, it is not a result of biology or science but a vengeful spirit of the past using your children as a medium for the truth.
Title: Death Before Dishonor
Author: Kenny Hyman
Genre: Espionage Action/Suspense
This novel tells the story of Terry and Yuri Ciccone—brothers and partners in their craft of killing silently, without presence and without trace—as they go from youth to manhood and discover the costs of learning to fight.
Yuri is white while Terry is black, adopted by Italian-American parents who later become pregnant and have Yuri. They love both their children deeply, but when Terry starts getting bullied at his Japanese school, they decide he needs to learn to defend himself.
Title: Sieging Manganela
Author: Charon Dunn
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Sieging Manganela is a prequel in terms of chronology, but it can easily be read by itself. Featuring a few of the main characters from One Sunny Night and Retrograde Horizon, it primarily centers on the unlikely friendship between Turo, a soldier in the Vanram army, and Zeffany, a tech specialist who lives inside the city that’s under siege.
They’re supposed to be enemies, but he helps her get an injured friend out of danger and away from the war. Still, he’s loyal to his side. He reports back on what happened and helps lay a trap for anyone else who might come out of the city—and then attacks one of Zeffany’s fellow citizens when he was all-too-ready to press unwanted attentions on her.
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Book Review of I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
Published by: Gallery/Scout Press (June 14, 2016)
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
You will be scared. But you won’t know why…
I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.
Title: Forged in Fire
Author: C. J. Bahr
Genre: Romance, Fantasy/Paranormal
Forged in Fire tells the story of Beth Leighton, a modern day woman who gets sent back in time to 1795 England. Upon arrival, she reaches a road only to stumble upon the scene of a highway robbery. After being shot at, she’s rescued by the graceful, mysterious, and dismissive Christopher “Kit” Locke—a man who saves her life but doesn’t hesitate to take her wedding rings at the same time.