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Laura Davis' I Thought We'd Never Speak Again

0 Comments · Thursday, July 4, 2002
Laura Davis is no stranger to estranged relationships. Her 1988 book The Courage to Heal, co-authored with Ellen Bass, was a first glimpse into a world of healing for many adult survivors of sexu  

Randy Wayne White's Twelve Mile Limit

0 Comments · Thursday, June 20, 2002
The mysterious account of three people lost at sea and never found inspired Randy Wayne White's latest novel, Twelve Mile Limit. One Friday in early November 1994, four scuba divers set off for   

Brady Udall's The Miracle of Edgar Mint

0 Comments · Thursday, June 13, 2002
Edgar Mint's childhood mission is locating the mailman who ran over his head as a child. He wants to assure him that he's OK. This mission is the focus of Brady Udall's The Miracle of Edgar Mi  

Martha Moody's Best Friends

0 Comments · Thursday, June 6, 2002
Oberlin College, 1973. Clare is a Midwesterner, Ohio born and bred, from middle-class parents. Her college roommate Sally is a rich L.A. girl. Clare can't wait for the unrest and demonstrations   

Lynne Hinton's Garden of Faith

0 Comments · Thursday, May 16, 2002
At the First Congregational United Church in North Carolina, parishioners tried to call their new pastor Lynne Hinton "pastor." She would have nothing of it. She preferred they just call her Ly  

Brendan Halpin's It Takes a Worried Man

0 Comments · Thursday, April 11, 2002
Brendan Halpin's memoir, It Takes a Worried Man, evokes many emotions. Should you laugh? Should you cry? Or cry while laughing, as I did? According to Halpin, the book is supposed to make you l  

Jane Ware's Building Ohio: A Traveler's Guide to Ohio's Urban Architecture

0 Comments · Thursday, April 4, 2002
The first thing I noticed about Jane Ware's Building Ohio is that my city made the cover. In local photographer Gordon Baer's playful image of Union Terminal, the long building curves out and up  

Elizabeth Dewberry's Sacrament of Lies

0 Comments · Thursday, March 14, 2002
Grayson Guillory's mother is a paranoid manic-depressive. Her father is a power-hungry womanizer that happens to be Louisiana's present governor. In Elizabeth Dewberry's third novel, Sacrament  

Charles Derry's: The Suspense Thriller

0 Comments · Thursday, February 28, 2002
Charles Derry is the point man in regards to cinematic suspense. The Wright State University film professor's written work is a hot commodity in Hollywood. So hot that his book The Suspense Thri  

Manil Suri's Death of Vishnu

0 Comments · Thursday, February 21, 2002
In Manil Suri's debut novel, The Death of Vishnu, it wouldn't be giving anything away to say that Vishnu doesn't make it to the end. Vishnu, like the Vishnu of Hindu mythology, is a caretaker  

Robert Cohen's Inspired Sleep

0 Comments · Thursday, February 7, 2002
Robert Cohen isn't sure what's different about a book tour for the paperback release of a book as compared to the tour for the original hardcover release. "To be honest, I've never done it be  

Camron Wright: Letters For Emily

0 Comments · Thursday, January 24, 2002
For some men, the shiny red Miata works. For others, a new wife tops a convertible. The male mid-life crisis isn't satiated logically. A man with no writing experience might even decide to pen a  

Ann Rule's Every Breath You Take

0 Comments · Thursday, January 17, 2002
Ann Rule's latest true crime thriller begins with a three-page listing of who's who. Exes, abandoned children, girls with male names and half-siblings complicate the cast. It's more than a li  

How Ohio Invented the World by Curt Dalton

0 Comments · Thursday, December 6, 2001
While working for the last three years at the Montgomery County Historical Society, Curt Dalton came across countless interesting things. And then came the yo-yo. "When you find out that your st  

Bruce Campbell: If Chins Could Kill

0 Comments · Thursday, October 25, 2001
The low-budget, B movie conjures up images of dingy movie sets, questionable production methods, and inexperienced actors working for sub-par pay. It's the type of environment that would make any