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Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co.: A Road Novel with Literary License by Maria Amparo Escandon
Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co.: A Road Novel with Literary License

Charlotte, March 7, 2007

I loved this book. Maria writes with typical Mexican Humor-death and humor all in the same breath. She writes with warmth, gentleness but as a strong woman who meets lifes challenges with grace, wisdom and lots of humor. If you have not read her other book, Esperanza's Box of Saints - check it out too. She writes about her life journey, spriritual journey and Gonzalez and Daughter is reminiscent of Scherezades Tales. Check it out.
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Ariel's Crossing by Bradford Morrow
Ariel's Crossing

Charlotte, January 24, 2007

I just finished reading Ariels Crossing and highly recommend it.
The story takes place in Santa Fe New Mexico and is largely centered around the little chapel there Chimayo, which was a sacred Indian ground.
Ariels search for her past and how to come to terms with it is one all of us have probably experienced at some point in one way or another. It is about the strength of the human spirit, family love and love that extends beyond ones own family and the joy and heartbreak of being in love.
The book takes us to the place we all must come to at some point - the crossroads where we have to make a life changing decision and go with it for better or worse. Wonderful characters, beautiful description of the areas of New Mexico and the horrors nuclear testing brings to our world.
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Little, Big (P.S.) by John Crowley
Little, Big (P.S.)

Charlotte, November 13, 2006

This is truly a magical book. When I first began reading it. I did not like or understand it and became bored. However, because it was a recommendation of one of my favorite authors, Jacqueline Carey, I felt I really needed to read on. If a book does not get my attention by the 3rd or 4th chapter, my usual pattern is to stop reading it and move on to something better - this time I went on reading. So very glad I did - Smokey Barnable and friends will take you, the reader on a very magical and mysterious-and personal- journey. The story weaves in and out of worlds upon worlds and times upon times always taking the reader on a mysterious and complex adventure. Highly recommended to all of you fantasy lovers out there that like to mix magic with reality-and decide for yourself which is which.
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The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
The Black Jewels Trilogy

Charlotte, November 2, 2006

I am loving these books. Just finished #1, Daugher of the Blood. They are exciting to read, characters are great and what wonderful stories!! Dark fantasy - epic fantasy at its best. The books take place in hell which is ruled by, of course, Seatan who has 2 sons - Daemon and Lucivar. There are also all varieties of witches. Check out Anne's books - she is a wonderful writer, the books are fast paced and exciting, real page turners. Check them out -
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The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint by Tommy Chong
The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint

Charlotte, October 12, 2006

Review of the I Chong by Tommy Chong (of Cheech & Chong)

This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read, yet it is a very
quick read. It tells a powerful and terrifying story about the corruption
of our legal system and the ongoing violation of the United States
Constitution. Tommy Chong tells the truth as he has seen it as one of
this administration's victims of its horrific war on the 60's generation
and the ongoing war on the hemp plant. It also tells the story of the
horrors of our prison system, which has now become a huge money making
business, at the expense of millions of human beings, many who are
incarcerated on victimless crimes or manufactured charges in their ongoing
obsession with the dangers of the hemp plant.

The book is also a reflection on Tommy's spiritual life and how it guided
and helped him through this difficult time and what he has learned from
his experience. He writes with his wonderful sense of humor and with
compassion and insight into one of the most controversial topics
today-reminding us that the freedoms we are supposedly sending people to
Iraq to die for, are being quitely stolen away from all of us each day
this administration is in power.

Although I made a comment earlier, this is what I sent to the published so wanted to include it here. thanks for reading.

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