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Toni Tennille: A Memoir by Toni Tennille

Amy B.    April 26, 2016    Comments Off on Toni Tennille: A Memoir by Toni Tennille

Remember “hat jokes”?

For those who didn’t live through the 1970s, the Captain and Tennille were a married pop music duo whose shtick was based on the contrast between their personalities: vocalist Toni Tennille was outgoing and vivacious, while her …

My Father, The Pornographer by Chris Offutt

Amy B.    March 22, 2016    Comments Off on My Father, The Pornographer by Chris Offutt

Officially speaking, Andrew J. Offutt made his living as a moderately-successful author of pulp science fiction. But Andrew had a secret sideline that was more lucrative than space opera; he was also a prolific, pseudonymous creator of hard-core, violent pornography. …

Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

Amy B.    February 23, 2016    Comments Off on Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

North Korea is probably the most completely closed society on Earth. Few outsiders are allowed in, and those caught trying to leave are executed. First-hand reports about the country’s internal conditions are rare, but usually involve horrific stories of starvation, …

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

Amy B.    February 9, 2016    Comments Off on The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

The dark side of polygamy is on full display in Ruth Wariner’s memoir of growing up in Colonia LeBaron, a fundamentalist Mormon enclave in rural Mexico. Ruth’s mother, Kathy, was the fifth wife of colony leader Joel LeBaron (Ruth’s father) …