Foreword Reviews

Mari Carlson, Book Reviewer

When not reading fiction and writing reviews, Mari is probably practicing violin or teaching lessons or playing a gig. She enjoys the local literary and music scenes in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Book Review

Gretel and Zita

by Mari Carlson

"Gretel and Zita" is an eye-opening political saga concerned with the fates of bears and humans, too. A mountain bear upends a mayor’s burgeoning career in Jiannina Camillo’s novel "Gretel and Zita", which was inspired by true... Read More

Book Review

The Spinster Diaries

by Mari Carlson

In Gina Fattore’s (un)romantic comedy, "The Spinster Diaries", a Hollywood writer who shares the author’s name discovers that she’s ill. The novel’s Gina is an unemployed television producer when a cyst that’s pressing on her... Read More

Book Review

The Storytellers

by Mari Carlson

Featuring an unrelenting search for more knowledge, regardless of the cost, "The Storytellers" is a vibrant, ghostly historical novel. In 1877, a year after the Battle of Little Bighorn, a team of soldiers and assistants returned to the... Read More

Book Review

A Limey at Gettysburg

by Mari Carlson

"A Limey at Gettysburg" is a sweet historical story told against the backdrop of an agonizing war. In Eric Dennison and Robert Mitchell’s historical novel, "A Limey at Gettysburg", a carefree Brit with a weakness for women finds... Read More

Book Review

Arcade of Memory

by Mari Carlson

"Arcade of Memory" is an in-depth literary collection in which beautiful places and thoughtful personalities, past and present, are engaged. Howard Giskin’s bountiful collection "Arcade of Memory" gathers essays, poems, and short... Read More

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