The Puma Years

Written By: Laura Coleman Distributed by: Little A Review By: Melissa Minners                Some time ago, Amazon was offering free books as part of an International Authors special.  I chose a few books, hoping to expand my reading horizons.  One of those books took place in Bolivia.  I wasn’t sure what I was expecting whenContinue reading “The Puma Years”

The World According to Bob

Written By: James Bowen Published By: Thomas Dunne Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Years ago, I learned about a man who credited his street cat rescue for saving his own life.  James Bowen truly believed that he and his cat Bob were meant to meet.  Bowen was at an all-time low, getting high onContinue reading “The World According to Bob”

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”

A Street Cat Named Bob

Written by: James Bowen Published By: Thomas Dunne Books Reviewed by Melissa Minners                Years ago, I heard about a young man in London who wrote a book about how a street cat helped save his life.  James Bowen was a drug-addicted musician who couldn’t get straight until he met a street cat who neededContinue reading “A Street Cat Named Bob”

Lily’s Promise

Written By: Lily Ebert and Dov Forman Published By: HarperOne Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When I first heard of Lily Ebert and Dov Forman, the world was at an all time low.  The pandemic was raging and our President was a hateful man whose propaganda campaign was reminiscent of that of Adolf Hitler.  WorstContinue reading “Lily’s Promise”

You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

Crazy Stories About Racism Written By: Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar Published By: Grand Central Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I have a terrific friend who challenges me to read books I might never have pursued on my own.  Recently, I received You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and LaceyContinue reading “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey”

The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan

Written By: Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller Published By:  Little A Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I love when I get offered the opportunity to check out a new author and a subject matter that I really haven’t delved into.  I recently found that opportunity with a bundle of books offered up for perusal at Amazon.com.  Most ofContinue reading “The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan”

Just As I Am: A Memoir

Just As I Am: A Memoir By Cicely Tyson with Michelle Burford Published By: HarperCollins Reviewed By: Melissa Minners I’ve been a fan of Cicely Tyson’s work since I watched The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman on television when I was a child.  Since then, I’ve seen a great many of her works, including Roots,Continue reading “Just As I Am: A Memoir”

Three Dreamers

Written By: Lorenzo Carcaterra Published By: Ballantine Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I recently was offered the opportunity to check out an advanced copy of Three Dreamers by Lorenzo Carcaterra.  I’ve read many of Carcaterra’s books, fiction and non-fiction, and enjoyed them all, so of course, I accepted the offer.                Three Dreamers isContinue reading “Three Dreamers”

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