Nonfiction

The Astrology of 2023 - Traversing the Bridge

Gahl Eden Sasson (Self)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

The Astrology of 2023: Traversing the Bridge by Gahl Eden Sasson is a book for astrology aficionados and anyone who is looking to understand the key components of astrology and predictions for 2023. The Cosmic Navigator Gahl E. Sasson provides an astrological guide to navigating 2023 in this book that is divided into three parts. In the first part of the book, the author lists the important dates of each month and what they signify, with the eclipses, retrogrades, and other astrological elements to think about. In the second part, readers will...

Blessings and Sudden Intimacies

Greg Stidham, M.D. (Pathfinder Publishing LLC)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Blessings and Sudden Intimacies by Greg Stidham, M.D. is a beautiful gift, not only for medical professionals but for everyone who cares about humanity. In this book, readers follow the thoughts and experiences of a Pediatric Intensivist, Dr. Greg Stidham, as he looks back through a career of thirty years. This is a book that assembles the author's experiences and they offer a whole new meaning to the word “encounter.” The author writes about moments with parents of children, young patients, health workers, and more. From heartwarming moments t...

The Delivery Man: The Art of turning ideas into products in Silicon Valley

Sebastien Taveau (Tavo Reno Publishing)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

The Delivery Man: The Art of turning Ideas into Products in Silicon Valley by Sebastien Taveau answers the simple, yet least considered question by the ordinary person or consumer: What does it really take to bring new tech products into the market? In this book, the author documents his unique journey from the moment he comes to the US in 1996 to becoming one of the top technology executives in Silicon Valley. The author defines The Delivery Man, as the person with the hands that create — products and services; they are crowds unknown to the c...

Sleeping with Lions: A Year in Tanzania

Lee Anne McIlroy (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo

Sleeping with Lions: A Year in Tanzania by Lee Anne McIlroy is a nonfiction narrative that will irresistibly appeal to fans of travel books and memoirs. Lee Anne is a linguist and a single mother who once worked in Africa as a young woman. When she gets the second opportunity to return to East Africa, she delightfully seizes it. What follows is an exciting, rollicking ride that transports readers alongside her exceptional adventure to exotic places, lush natural beauty, and rich cultures. She lives on the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, wi...

About Spiritual Energy

Walter Broach (LifeRich Publishing)

| Reviewed by Robyn Pearce

Spiritual Energy Explained by Walter Broach is a book that examines spiritual energy in language that is simple, exploring its nature and how to access it.  The author establishes the relationship between spirituality and happiness, the bond between mind, body, and soul, and what moves people to deepen their spirituality. The author analyses not only the key elements of the major world religions and how the concept of God had developed, but also the basics of a range of spiritual practices, including manifesting, affirmations, visualizatio...

Patients in Peril: The Demise of Primary Care in America

Gregg Coodley (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Patients in Peril: The Demise of Primary Care in America by Gregg Coodley is a timely and informative book that identifies a chronic problem in the healthcare system. In this book, the author traces the history of primary care and discusses some of its benefits to both patients and the medical community. The author explains what happens when individuals and families cease to have a family physician and the impact this problem has on hospitals and insurance companies. Patients who develop a relationship with a physician tend to enjoy better care...

Five Months on the Missouri River: Paddling a Dugout Canoe

Thomas Elpel (HOPS Press)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

Five Months on the Missouri River: Paddling a Dugout Canoe by Thomas Elpel is a bold and daring adventure that follows Thomas and his friends when they decided to carve and paddle a dugout canoe along the Missouri River. It was supposed to be a re-enactment of the journey of well-known explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This exciting expedition began from the moment that Tom connected with Churchill Clark, the great-great-great-great grandson of Captain Clark. They carved a canoe and brought in other friends with additional canoes. W...

Onward, At Last

Kevin Howard (Atmosphere Press)

| Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

Onward, At Last by Kevin Howard is an essential and propulsive read for every American, a book that answers the question that haunts the soul of every ordinary US citizen: Is the American dream an illusion? The book offers a premise that is compelling and invites readers to face the current dilemma of people who have grown up believing in the American dream just to be so easily left behind, feeling sidelined and cheated, disillusioned, and struggling to merely fit in a world that is characterized by division, chaos and even hatred. The author e...

UPLIFTED: 12 Minutes to More Joy, Faith, Peace, Kindness & Vitality

Susan Smith Jones, PhD (Books to Uplift Publishers)

| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott

UPLIFTED: 12 Minutes to More Joy, Faith, Peace, Kindness & Vitality by Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D. begins with a disturbing truth, one that will resonate with almost every contemporary reader: ''Stress is a major problem in modern life. Technological advances have increased the pressure to keep busy, even during leisure hours. We talk on the telephone and text while we drive, watch television while we read, and conduct business while we listen to the radio.'' This book offers tools to navigate life, connect more deeply with self and with one's...

PARIS BLUE

Julie Scolnik (Koehler Books)

| Reviewed by Bertin Drizller

Paris Blue by Julie Scolnik is a memoir that intelligently narrates the author's incredible journey in the pursuit of a dream to become an artist and the thrills and aches of first love. It is in the mid-seventies when twenty-year-old Julie Scolnik, an American, arrives in Paris to study the flute. She first sees Luc, a French lawyer, and married man, in the bass section of the Orchestre de Paris. The attraction between the two is so strong it sparks a romance that takes them through an experience young Julie will never forget. Follow this...

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