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Moving Miss Peggy

by Lisa Romeo

A loving and sometimes painful story of siblings who must answer the question of what to do about mother. Robert Benson’s account of his and his siblings’ efforts to move their dementia-addled mother into a comfortable, secure new... Read More

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Possibility

by Lisa Romeo

In her elegant, short volume of essays, Patricia Vigderman asks questions about possibility and its opposite. These are complicated essays to read, not in the sense that they are difficult to understand, but because the author makes a... Read More

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Bleeder

by Lisa Romeo

Chances are, even the most enthusiastic readers of memoir are not on the hunt for a coming-of-age account of a college boy coping with the dual trials of hemophilia and an HIV-positive status in the 1990s. Such a book could be passed... Read More

Book Review

Learning to Live with Fritz

by Lisa Romeo

Dogs can be so much more than, well, dogs. Best friends and companions, too, they are often the subject of delightful stories that make for fun reads and entertaining, tear-jerking, films. Learning to Live with Fritz: Disgruntled Angel... Read More

Book Review

Dysfunction: Stories

by Lisa Romeo

The promotional copy for the short story collection Dysfunction describes the book as “dramatically different in style and form,” and the marketing doesn’t lie. In fact, one could add to that: unusual, disturbing, unapologetically... Read More

Book Review

Stories for Boys

by Lisa Romeo

Gregory Martin’s beautiful first memoir, Mountain City, is no preparation for his intensely rendered second, "Stories for Boys", and this is a good thing. Exploring new territory here, Martin intelligently avoids the serial... Read More

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Black Crow White Lie

by Lisa Romeo

Few novelists can arrestingly channel the voice of a neglected fourteen-year-old boy, half street urchin, half spiritual shaman, and emerge with an engaging first-person narrative that doesn’t drip with sentimentality or patronize teen... Read More

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The One-Minute Zillionaire

by Lisa Romeo

Lowell T. Christensen is not a powerful motivation guru like Anthony Robbins or a best-selling author with a “work less, make millions” message like Timothy Ferris or even an old-fashioned talk-your-way-to-success coach like Dale... Read More

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