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Book Review by Julie: Delicious by Ruth Reichl

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Delicious a review by by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo Billie Breslin left her northern California home for New York to take a job at one of the most icon food magazines in the country, Delicious! She’s barely settled into her position as assistant to the editor when the staff receives the startling news that the magazine is ceasing publication. Billie…

Book Review by Julie: Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash

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Witches Protection Program a review by by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo I’ve read two other novels by Michael Phillip Cash (The After House  and Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island) and loved them both. With Witches Protection Program Cash moves from the paranormal/thriller genre to the suspense/comedy genre. Wes Rockville is a police officer in Manhattan. Not sure if he…

Book Review by Julie: The Medici Boy by John L’Heureux

by Julie Earhart-Cracchiolo John L’Heureux’s novel about one of the world’s greatest artists who ever lived, Donatello, is a deeply complex and fascinating portrayal of life in Renaissance Italy. L’Heureux, who did much of the research for this story in Florence, takes readers on a fascinating trip to the 15th century. Most of the story takes…

Book Review: “Lost Cain” by T. Daniel Wright

By Michele Trice This first novel by T. Daniel Wright feels like a slow Southern summer afternoon – warm and familiar. Even if you didn’t have the privilege of growing up Southern, you’ll soon feel as if you did, as if the characters in Lost Cain were old friends you hadn’t thought about in years.…

The Story of Change: What’s Next?

by Jessica Marie Baumgartner No matter how we feel about the Grand Jury’s decision to refrain from indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case, those of us who remain in the city of St. Louis have to live with the direct after effects. There are numerous national platforms to promote diversity and positive change…