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A to P Book Reviews are in…

"If you are looking for a good read, you won't go wrong with A to P. I look forward to the next novel from Chris Joseph Stancato.”         A to P is A Top Novel And here is why you need to purchase your Ebook or Paperback: “I enjoyed this novel. I found the characters to be relatable. It's set at a nice pace that continues to pick up to make for an exciting climax. An easy read the words and story flows.” Daslickest “What a wild ride you travel as you read A Read more [...]

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Say It Loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud! Soul Music as defined by James Brown: “Can’t… Can’t makes you a soul singer.” This documentary of the ‘Hardest working man in show business’ broadens the definition of Brown as a soul singer and his separation of ‘show’ and ‘business.’ Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown is a 2014 film that begins when he was a still-born and ends as the influence of his career and life are interwoven in rap and hip hop. James went to prison at Read more [...]

Banned Books Week: Catcher in The Rye

SALINGER As the discussion continues in the United States about Freedom and Expression, Catcher in the Rye, like Great Gatsby, Catch-22, Leaves of Grass, and many others have been recognized by the Library of Congress as "Books that shaped America." Salinger's books accompanied by Salinger, the documentary, have been reviewed with complete freedom.     J.D. Salinger, the recluse author of Catcher in the Rye is revealed through interviews, footage, stories, and his written words Read more [...]

Blanche Gatto’s Baked Goods

Blanche Gatto’s Baked Goods “Remember, all entries must be mailed in before noon on March fifth. Make sure to send one dessert recipe. Then attach a brief bio of yourself, and most importantly, write on the envelope, ‘2017 Battle of the Bakers.’ The three chosen contestants will present their desserts at our St. Patrick’s Day celebration at our Market Square Pavilion. Wow, this should be interesting… the morning show sampling sweet desserts then drinking pitchers of beer with corn Read more [...]

The Falk McCoy Mystery Series, Marshall Boyd

Literary Review for Marshall Boyd "What is unusual in Miami…? Everything is unusual." No one other than Marshall Boyd, author of the Falk McCoy mystery series, can mirror the Magic City's crime, passion, and diversity. Faker, Death of a Dead Man, Miami Lovers, Wanton Needs, and Rue are perfect novels for those who have a penchant of the Mystery genre. Faker Marshall Boyd is a prolific and meticulous story-teller in this murder mystery based in Miami. Falk McCoy, the tough as nails and tenacious Read more [...]

Donald Goines Selection Review

Donald Goines The selection is a review of acclaimed novels by Donald Goines: Dopefiend, Whoreson, and White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief are what Greg Goode of the University of Rochester called, "A new fictional genre...ghetto realism." Dopefiend Raw. This is the word that describes Dopefiend. Based in a Detroit ghetto, Goines tells you the story about his experiences as an addict. He places the reader in very uncomfortable situations: junkies getting their fix, prostitutes with their Read more [...]

Stephan Bailey: A Valise of Doubt

Stephan Bailey: A Valise of Doubt “You’ve got this all wrong,” Tim Derr said to his best friend of thirty years, Stephan Bailey who sat next to him on a stool at a tavern in Miami called, 305 Brass. “First and foremost compadre, as a person who has known you the most, and the best wingman that a guy looking for a girl could ask for—it’s not a blind date.” “Remember when Tara and I went to an all-inclusive in Key West?” Tim asked. “Of course,” Stephan said. “Well, Read more [...]

Albert Joseph’s Bravado

Albert Joseph’s Bravado Black and White Television Shows Golden Age of Radio Stories about his childhood: Melancholy in Monessen, A football star’s future— Shortened by the family’s business. Met a woman from Charleroi, “Virginia is for Lovers.” Completed a Family in 1971: A corner house he purchased at Henry Street In the borough of N. Belle Vernon. I recall (those 14 vivid years And the 16 visiting years), What I want to recall… A mill custodian, a provider, A man Read more [...]

A Delivery from Dorothy Jane

A Delivery from Dorothy Jane Black and White Movies Big Band Music Stories about her childhood: The lonely air in Lowber, No joy in Charleroi. Met a man from Monessen, “Virginia is for Lovers.” Completed a Family in 1971 : A corner house at Henry Street In the borough of N. Belle Vernon. I recall (those vivid 14 years) What I want to recall … An artist, a baker, a craft maker. I waited for mom to watch Black and White Movies and Listen to Big Band Music— Stories about my Read more [...]