culturevulture.net – review

Armed with the latest “quit lit” and a cache of nicotine patches and lozenges, David Sedaris departs on an extended vacation to Tokyo with the intent of finally kicking his thirty-year-old smoking habit. The popular memoirist chronicles his efforts to  ...

Fat Broke Lonely Review

Fat, Broke & Lonely No More!—Your Personal Solution to Overeating, Overspending, and Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places. by Victoria Moran Harper One, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, 2007, New York website  ...

culturevulture.net – review

We all walk through life knowing it can change in an instant. A car can come barreling around the corner and hit you. A doctor can call with devastating news. The shake of an earthquake can bring down the walls.  ...

culturevulture.net – review

As a professional journalist, Lucinda Franks has been trained to uncover even the most closely-held information. That skill has served her well over the years, particularly in the 1970s, when she won a Pulitzer Prize for a newspaper series  ...

culturevulture.net – review

The War of the Rosens By Janice Eidus Behler Publications, 2007 http://www.janiceeidus.com/books_rosens.html Puzzled as we may be by the dimensions of the universe, which of course has no dimensions, since it is apparently infinite, each of us  ...

Natalie Cole: Snowfall on the Sahara

Natalie Cole burst upon the scene in 1975 with the US top ten hit This Will Be and the album Inseparable. Other hits followed but, by the early eighties, sales were slipping and personal difficulties seemed likely to sink  ...

Lightning on the Sun – Robert Bingham

Robert Bingham’s high-toned thriller, Lightning on the Sun, moves nimbly between Cambodia and New York City. An international cast of characters crosses paths when a jaded young American living in Phnom Penh decides to try his luck at smuggling  ...

Until I Find You – John Irving

In contrast to several of John Irving’s large-scale comic novels of the past thirty years, Until I Find You likely won’t attract a wave of enthusiastic new readers to the writer’s work. (There are ardent fans of A Prayer  ...

Secrets of Sant’Angelo – Jeff Shapiro

Set in a storybook vision of rural Tuscany, Jeff Shapiro’s second novel, Secrets of Sant-Angelo, weaves its narrative way gracefully, partaking of operatic drama, rustic idyll, children’s story, psychological thriller and philosophical meditation. Nestled in the mountains on a  ...