Book Reviews

Singing Out Loud—a book from Marilee Eaves

Book review by Barbara Glass  ~  Mardi Gras is an annual pre-Lenten event celebrated in many places on “Fat Tuesday”, but no city defines it like New Orleans. With hundreds of years of French cultural underpinning, Mardi Gras is the raison d’etre of New Orleans society, a fusion of Christianity and old Southern and French

The Dog Went Over the Mountain

Travels with Albie: An American Journey Written by Peter Zheutlin | Book review by Laura Sutherland ~ I love animal stories. I love good writing. And I love this great country in which we live. Peter Zheutlin’s The Dog Went Over the Mountain, Travels With Albie: An American Journey combines all three in a delightful and disarming

One Hundred Daffodils

Finding Beauty, Grace and Meaning When Things Fall Apart Written by Rebecca Winn Book Review by Marlene Caraballo  ~  I fell in love with this book — slowly, at first; deeply, by the final chapter. One Hundred Daffodils is a beautifully written memoir about a midlife woman going through a tumultuous period of fear, pain,

Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy and Our Shared Destinies

How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable  By Aysha Akhtar, M.D., Pegasus Books, 2019 Book Review by Marlene Caraballo  ~  In this beautiful, heartfelt account of both personal and investigative stories, neurologist Aysha Akhtar invites us into the complicated human-animal connection. Our Symphony with Animals explores how

You Are A Badass Every Day

How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable  By Jen Sincero, Running Press. Review by Marlene Caraballo. She does it again! Jen Sincero manages to pack up a bursting-at-the-seams can of uplifting whoop ass into a tidy little totable five by seven-inch, 224-page book. Much like Sincero’s book,

YOU ARE A BADASS -How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Review by Marlene Caraballo  •  By Jen Sincero, Running Press How can we not love a book that touts being able to help us feel like we’re badass?! Beyond the title, Sincero manages to deliver on her promise! Reading this book was like having both a personal cheerleader and a life coach speaking directly into

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