Don’t Throw Away That Cowboy Hat…Western Fiction lives on

For those who have been reading and re-reading  Zane Grey, Ernest Haycox, Max Brand, Luke Short, Will Henry, and of course, Louis L’Amour, here is a list of other Western novels to explore.  Some are more traditional, some have a strong element of romance, and some combine fantasy with the Western theme. Camp Ford by Johnny Boggs […]

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fiction…Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

A review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo I would have sworn I was listening to a novel as I followed the saga of Abdul, a “trash-picker”, and his neighbors–all of whom live in Annawadi, a slum that sits right next to the airport in Mumbai, […]

Favorite Tales of Survival

I’m addicted to tales of survival, whether real or fiction, that show the power of the human spirit to overcome all sorts of obstacles and challenges and live to fight another day.  Here are some of my favorites: Real Life Black Wave: A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them by John […]