Foreword Reviews

Diane Conners, Book Reviewer

Book Review

The Woodburner's Companion

by Diane Conners

Already, news reports are quoting woodstove dealers as seeing a surge of new consumers due to skyrocketing prices of home heating oil and natural gas. This book arrives just in time to help these new users of an ancient heat source learn... Read More

Book Review

Once Upon a Farm

by Diane Conners

Author and illustrator Artley provides a look back at agricultural life in the early-twentieth century by recalling life on the Iowa farm where he grew up. Without any preaching or over-romanticizing, his book also is a reminder of what... Read More

Book Review

The Neighborhood Forager

by Diane Conners

The famous wild-foods writer Euell Gibbons may have stalked the wild asparagus, but now comes Robert K. Henderson to stalk not only wild greens and nuts but domesticated day lilies and Japanese maples, too. Henderson has written what may... Read More

Book Review

Well Being

by Diane Conners

This book is one to hold while sinking into a hot bath or sitting under the shade of a tree after a long, hectic day. Well Being is among a number of books about the resurgent interest in herbs, meditation, nutrition, exercise, yoga,... Read More

Book Review

Eve

by Diane Conners

Women partake of knowledge and look what happens. Eve eats the forbidden fruit. Pandora opens the box. The world comes tumbling down. From the Bible to Greek mythology, Victorian-era novels and twentieth century science fiction, Norris... Read More

Book Review

Keeping Food Fresh

by Diane Conners

In a world where some newspaper editors actually have the gall to feature the newest Twinkie-like processed “foods” on their food pages, this book is a relief. It is infused with the spirit of growing or buying food locally with... Read More

Book Review

A Line of Cutting Women

by Diane Conners

A Line of Cutting Women is a refreshing, rich, satisfying collection of 37 short stories published over the last two decades by CALYX: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women. It contains a great mix of voices including Jewish, Mormon,... Read More

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