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1:29 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Book Nook: The Poor Boy’s Game, by Dennis Tafoya

Dennis Tafoya sets his latest novel, “The Poor Boy’s Game,” in gritty neighborhoods of Philadelphia. His protagonist is U.S. Marshal Frannie Mullen. As the story opens Frannie is involved in a situation that goes terribly wrong. She ends up losing her job.

She is devastated. Things quickly turn from bad to worse. Her father had been a violent enforcer for a Philadelphia roofers’ union that is controlled by mobsters. He has just escaped from prison-now some of his former associates are turning up dead.

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2:08 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Roosevelt Reads: May 2014

Roosevelt Reads is a monthly column in Antioch College's online publication, The Independent

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4:33 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Book Nook: The Enchanted, by Rene Denfeld

This is an extraordinary novel. Here's my review of  it which ran the other day in the San Antonio (Texas) Express News:

“Knockemstiff” author Donald Ray Pollock is one of my favorite writers.  The other day I noticed he had written a Facebook post which mentioned a new book that he really likes. This reviewer acted immediately, procuring a copy of “The Enchanted” by Rene Denfeld.

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1:34 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Book Nook: More Than Conquerors - a Memoir of Lost Arguments, by Megan Hustad

Megan Hustad grew up in a family of missionaries. In her pithy memoir "More Than Conquerors" Hustad describes what it was like to live on the island of Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela while her father was working at a Christian radio station that had such a powerful signal it could be heard across the hemisphere.

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11:05 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Minimalists To Speak At DVAC

Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields, authors of Everything That Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists

Joshua Fields, author of As a Decade Fades, called into the WYSO studios to talk about his newest book Everything That Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists, co written with Ryan Nicodemus. Joshua talks about what inspired him to become a minimalist, writing, and the many forms of minimalism.

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