Category Archives: Book Reviews

Do you know who belongs here?

I’m a little late in my review of Who Belongs Here? by Margy Burns Knight. 120,000 copies have already been sold! But I have to thank Tilbury House for republishing this book, which is very timely today as we debate immigrant issues and opportunities. The story features Nary, a boy who fled his homeland of […]

Everything you need to know to enjoy wild mushrooms

Linda and I love wild mushrooms, focusing on chanterelles and black trumpets. Years ago we attended a seminar on wild mushrooms by a friend in Mt Vernon who harvests them commercially. And several times, after picking our first batches of chanterelles and black trumpets, we took them to her to verify that we’d picked the […]

Mainer Writes Amazing First Novel

It always amazes me when someone writes a great first novel. It takes a compelling plot, realistic characters, good dialogue, and for me, intrigue that keeps me reading, wanting to know what happens next. Thomas Torrington does all of this in his first novel, Evergreen. Set in my area of central Maine, where Thomas worked […]

The Neighbor by Joseph Souza

I can only hope author Joseph Souza never encountered anything in his career like the murder and mayhem in his new novel, The Neighbors. Souza worked for the organized crime unit of the Drug Enforcement Agency, who now lives in Portland with his wife and two children. He’s written several novels, which I’ve enjoyed, so […]