Book Reviews

It’s often said that fiction more than anything mirrors life.  In his unnerving geo-political thriller “Twilight’s Last Gleaming,” John Michael Greer (no relation) drives home this concept.

Say No To The Devil | Book Review

Mar 6, 2017

The reader enters the early story lines of blindness and guitar greatness with questions.  In Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis, author Ian Zack debunks the misleading claims that the blind musician had lye thrown in his eyes, or got in a fight, with this offering--blindness at birth is caused by gonorrhea in the pregnant mother. In the 1890s, quality pre-natal care provided a young black woman was a rarity.

Nina Simone Biography

Dec 24, 2016

The title of this life story, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” by Alan Light, is taken from a 1970 Maya Angelou quote speaking of her friend Nina Simone. Simone’s life was very complex--a story of potential unrealized and seeking an explanation. In this book you will find many causal attributes for her troubles—a very serious and neglectful travelling minister mother; a true love lost in adolescence never replaced; her own personality issues--depression and loneliness, etc. The book has strength for the testimonies of many who were close to her.

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