A church in communion with all creatures

The Covid pandemic has produced many new books with many of them addressing the current situation in which we humans find ourselves and the pressing issues that we need to address.

A modern twist on the ‘Christmas Carol’

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is likely as familiar to Americans as any other story on the planet.

Rash takes care of business in ‘The Caretaker’

Ron Rash’s new novel “The Caretaker” (Doubleday, 2023, 252 pgs.) is much different than his previous novels.

From Guthrie to Woodstock: politics and pop music

“The artist is first and foremost the reflection of his times, and his ability

to stay a few steps ahead of the rest of the society is his contribution to his society.” 

— Phil Ochs

Historical novels can take us to the past

The best historical novels mesmerize readers. They cast their spell and whisk us out of the present and into the bygone days of the past.

A hero is found in an unlikely place

A friend offered me a book recently, one that I found mildly intriguing.

Sparks’ writing brings a measure of warmth

During the summer, dusk sometimes calls me to the front porch of the house where I live.

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