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The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

Written By: Fannie Flagg Published By: Random House Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I’m a huge fan of Fannie Flagg’s writing thanks to the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes.  When I discovered that this movie that I have watched hundreds of times was based on a novel, I bought said novel and have read it threeContinue reading “The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop”

A Time for Mercy

Written By: John Grisham Published By: Doubleday Review By: Melissa Minners               I love John Grisham’s writing and have read quite a few of his novels, but my favorites are the ones featuring Jake Brigance, a brilliant small-town attorney with a huge heart.  When I heard there was another Jake Brigance sequel to A TimeContinue reading “A Time for Mercy”

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

Written By: Fannie Flagg Published By: Random House Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Sookie Poole has just received a letter that has given us the shock of her life.  All these years, Sookie has believed she was the daughter of Southern Belle Lenore Simmons, an over-the-top and often overbearing woman whom Sookie has never believedContinue reading “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion”

The Whole Town’s Talking

Author: Fannie Flagg Published By: Random House Publishing Group Reviewed by Melissa Minners                  The last book I read by Fannie Flagg was Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.  I had already seen the movie and was looking to read the book the movie was based on.  I enjoyed the book as much asContinue reading “The Whole Town’s Talking”

Abandon Us

Written By: E.T. Gunnarsson Published By: Bragi Press Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Some time ago, I reviewed a book about a dystopian world that takes place in three stages.  In Forgive Us, we meet three different individuals struggling to survive in different eras of an Earth that has been destroyed through pollution and war. Continue reading “Abandon Us”

A Street Cat Named Bob

Distributed by: Sony Pictures  Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 Years ago, I heard about A Street Cat Named Bob, a memoir written by a man who credits his survival to a cat.  It was not the first time I had heard about someone with an addiction problem crediting an animal with helping them kick theContinue reading “A Street Cat Named Bob”

The Racketeer

Written By John Grisham Published By: Bantam Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I love John Grisham’s writing and read every book by him that I can get my hands on.  I’ve reviewed some really great Grisham novels over the years.  So, when a family member offered me a copy of The Racketeer that they hadContinue reading “The Racketeer”

The Rogue Lawyer

Author: John Grisham Published By: Bantam Books Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 I’ve read a number of John Grisham novels and always been happy with them.  In fact, quite recently, I wondered to myself why it is that I haven’t read more of his works.  I decided to remedy that situation and, when I sawContinue reading “The Rogue Lawyer”

Sycamore Row

Author: John Grisham Published By: Doubleday Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 I’ve read quite a few John Grisham novels and I have to say that A Time to Kill was one of the best.  Even the movie that was adapted from the novel was excellent, simply because they stuck pretty closely to the incredibly captivatingContinue reading “Sycamore Row”

A Time to Kill

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 In the early 1990s, I read an amazing legal thriller by John Grisham entitled A Time to Kill.  A few years later, a movie adaptation starring Matthew McConaughey hit the theaters.  The movie adaptation was pretty good – one of the better adaptations of Grisham’sContinue reading “A Time to Kill”