book review

In time for Halloween season, Roberta Schultz reviews the new book Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History by Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown.


Book review: "Archangel"

Sep 20, 2013

Our Kelly Blewett has a review of the new novel Archangel from National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett.

Book review: The Light Between Oceans

Aug 16, 2013

Our newest contributor, Kelly Blewett, has a review of the bestselling novel (now out in paperback) The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. The author will be appearing at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on August 19 for a reading and signing.

Book review: "Kentucky's Frontier Highway"

Jun 28, 2013

Roberta Schultz has a review of the new book Kentucky’s Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes Along the Maysville Road, by Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley and released by University Press of Kentucky.

"Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z"

May 10, 2013

Our Roberta Schultz has a review of the fascinating new book, Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z by Linda Hager Park and Pat Banks, published by University Press of Kentucky.

Book Review: "Come In, We're Closed"

Jan 18, 2013

Our David Delegator has a review of a new book that is, in many ways, a food lover’s dream. Called Come In, We're Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants, it takes readers behind the locked doors of some of the world’s finest restaurants to see what the most acclaimed chefs whip up just for the staff meals. Nothing off the menu, this is when the chefs test and create some amazing and unique dishes.

Our Jane Durrell has a review of the dynamic, thought provoking book Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars by acclaimed cultural critic Camille Paglia.

Our Mark Heyne, an avowed baseball (and Reds) fan, reviews the new Sports Illustrated Kids Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Baseball, which provides the youngest fan with lots of fun information about America’s Pastime. For Reds fans, the book lists Aroldis Chapman as one of baseball’s top 3 hardest throwers and Pete Rose in two of its lists: top leadoff hitters and top unbreakable records for his 4,256 hits. 

Book Review: Top 100 step-by-step Napkin Folds

Dec 14, 2012

David Delegator has a review of a book that every party-giver, event organizer, restaurant owner, and caterer should have. Denise Vivaldo has catered over 10,000 events, including the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball, and she has assembled Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds: More than 1,000 Photographs.