#BookReview: The Sons and Daughters of Toussaint

My Review Prior to picking up Keith Madsen’s debut novel, The Sons and Daughters of Toussaint, my view of the country of Haiti had been through the stereotypical lens of the news media. Haiti is typically portrayed as a third-world country in the Caribbean whose people live in grinding poverty, beset by periodic hurricanes, earthquakes, … Continue reading #BookReview: The Sons and Daughters of Toussaint

#BookReview: Coffee Killed My Mother

Blurb Anna Lee is an anxious 17-year-old whose life is stuck, largely because of her strained relationship with her mother Jacqueline, a quirky recovering alcoholic who is now addicted to coffee. The two take off on a trip to explore independent coffee shops along the east coast, but Jacqueline’s real agenda is an opportunity to … Continue reading #BookReview: Coffee Killed My Mother

#Book Review: Devolution

Blurb Michael Dolan is a stoic perfectionist and former special operations pilot working a staff job at the Pentagon when he is approached by the CIA with an improbable request, to help prevent impending terrorist attacks in Europe. As his deep-cover role in OPERATION EXCISE evolves, Dolan finds that of all the demons he must … Continue reading #Book Review: Devolution

#Book Review: The Changing Tide

Lewis J. Beilman III’s short story collection, The Changing Tide, presents us with multifaceted, thought-provoking stories about life in these United States at this moment in time--yet with universal themes of race, class, sexuality, and making human connections that will continue to resonate. As I read each story, I particularly appreciated the quality of the … Continue reading #Book Review: The Changing Tide