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Book Review

God's Mercy

by Barbara Ardinger

Most readers have no clue what conditions were like in the Arctic lands of Scandinavia at the beginning of the twentieth century, when the Sami, or Lapps, were herding their reindeer herds across frozen forests and lakes. One chapter... Read More

Book Review

The Nation's Highest Honor

by Barbara Ardinger

With Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death galloping around the planet (and Pollution keeping up in his Hummer), public discourse today seems to have no place for humor except in movies about the pranks of adolescents of all ages. Satire?... Read More

Book Review

Save the Whales Please

by Barbara Ardinger

Written by two men who hold masters degrees from the University of Southern California film school, "Save the Whales Please" is a movie between book covers with short scenes that end where the director—Quentin Tarantino—might say,... Read More

Book Review

Bright Dark Madonna

by Barbara Ardinger

At last-Elizabeths Celtic Mary Magdalen has a close encounter with Paul of Tarsus and the outspoken Maeve and the prolix apostle do not see eye to eye. To readers of the first two volumes of The Maeve Chronicles this will not come as a... Read More

Book Review

Crossing the Hudson

by Barbara Ardinger

It is the Mother from Hell who opens this novel as her son Gustav arrives at JFK Airport to spend his va-cation with his family in upstate New York. As they set off across Manhattan, Mother has words for Gustav, his Sephardic wife, his... Read More

Book Review

November 22, 1963

by Barbara Ardinger

History can fill the memory. If asked, “Where you were on September 11, 2001?” readers will no doubt remember exactly where they were and what they were doing. “Where were you on November 22, 1963?” This reviewer was teaching a... Read More

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