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Joseph S. Pete, Book Reviewer

Joseph S. Pete is a lifelong bibliophile who can often be found at libraries, bookstores, and literary festivals, and who was once chastised for bringing a hardcover library book into a darkened movie theater. He is an award-winning journalist, a Sunday newspaper columnist, an Iraq War veteran, a board member for the Indiana Society for Professional Journalists, an Indiana University graduate, the editor in chief of the Northwest Indiana Literary Journal and a frequent guest on Lakeshore Public Radio.

Pete is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee whose many writing honors include the Lisagor Award, the Proximity Magazine Essay Prize, the Inland Press Association Award and “Best Bacon Poem” at Chicago BaconFest. His literary work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals, including The Tipton Poetry Journal, The Offbeat, and The Perch Magazine. He’s read one of his short stories on the iO Theater stage in Chicago, had a play staged at the Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival, and exhibited his photography at the Oddtropolis Art Show in San Francisco.

Pete also has freelanced widely, including for the Seattle Times, VFW Magazine, Nuvo Newsweekly, and the odd horse racing journal. He loves all kinds of books, including most genres, humor, history, and nonfiction, but is especially fond of the literary novel.

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Book Review

Life in Violet

by Joseph S. Pete

As its lead moves from pain to healing, "Life in Violet" proves to be a riveting psychological novel. Katherine F. Robertson’s captivating novel "Life in Violet" dramatizes trauma, betrayal, healing, and transformation through a... Read More

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A World Diverse

by Joseph S. Pete

"A World Diverse" collects well-crafted poetic musings and flowing, hard-earned wisdom. David Edmond’s "A World Diverse" lays out one man’s philosophy of life, love, religion, and loss with thoughtfulness and pathos. Edmond, a... Read More

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Lean Management

by Joseph S. Pete

Encompassing both practical advice and theoretical overviews, "Lean Management" is a helpful guide for making businesses more efficient, profitable, and valuable. K. F. Chong’s "Lean Management" is an authoritative and enlightening... Read More

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