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Meg Nola, Book Reviewer

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Blonde Rattlesnake

by Meg Nola

Julia Bricklin’s "Blonde Rattlesnake" is the true crime account of the 1933 spree of robberies and assaults committed by Tom White and his wife, Burmah. The couple terrorized the Los Angeles area for eight weeks, springing out of... Read More

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Bring the Rain

by Meg Nola

In JoAnn Franklin’s novel "Bring the Rain", Dart Sommers has an established career as a psychology professor at a North Carolina university. She is also the founder of The Raindrop Institute, a think tank dedicated to ending poverty.... Read More

Book Review

If I Had Two Lives

by Meg Nola

Abbigail N. Rosewood’s compelling "If I Had Two Lives" begins in 1990s Vietnam as a young girl is brought to a military camp. The girl’s mother—an ambitious reformer who is thwarted by the corrupt Vietnamese power structure—has... Read More

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Elizabeth of Bohemia

by Meg Nola

David Elias’s "Elizabeth of Bohemia" brings Elizabeth Stuart, the daughter of England’s King James I, to life. Elizabeth was married at age sixteen to Prince Frederick of the Palatinate. Her intelligence, candor, and strong will... Read More

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A Saint of Our Own

by Meg Nola

Kathleen Sprows Cummings’s thorough and spirited "A Saint of Our Own" looks at the Catholic community in the United States and its desire for an American saint. Well-researched in historical and religious context, the book conveys the... Read More

Book Review

Portrait of Sebastian Khan

by Meg Nola

In Aatif Rashid’s witty and dissolute "Portrait of Sebastian Khan", a Muslim American college student is conflicted by his love for free-spirited pleasure and the more conventional realities of accomplishment, commitment, and... Read More

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