One of the benefits of WWA membership is that members can request their published books be reviewed. Great to see members doing just that. Please take a moment to read the short descriptions of a couple of the books reviewed this month.
If any WWA members would like to be a volunteer book reviewer, please contact Kathleen (K.M.) Waldvogel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathleen is happy to send you the info.
A Variety of Great Reads for You!
Here is an interesting memoir told with humor and affection. A String Too Short to Tie by Dale A. Morgan.
Life has changed dramatically since Dalinda lived here on the family farm where generations before her had toiled and created a legacy for future generations. Unlike her sister whose roots were still firmly embedded in this drought-stricken farm community, Dalinda moved north to Wisconsin where she’d created a life and family of her own. It was far different from the lifestyle she’d left behind many years ago.
Find the entire review here.
Maybe a contemporary novel is more to your liking. Read this intriguing book, Shattered by Thomas Cannon. It may be the perfect fit for you.
When Mikey Haskell’s fiancée leaves him, rage and self-imposed guilt continue to build until, at a turning point, he begins to retreat into the animalistic id of his consciousness. Tom Cannon creates an excellent story that is both grotesque and beautiful and outlines the mental breakdown of man and how it affects relationships and the idea of personal responsibility.
Read more here.
Do you enjoy historical fiction? Westerns? The Legend of See Bird: Kiamichi by Karl Stewart has characters interacting with historical figures. A great read!
See Bird, a Native American making the rounds of the rodeo circuit at the turn of the century, is perhaps the hero we should have had instead of The Lone Ranger. I say that as a fan growing up. Like Tonto, See Bird does heroic deeds without wearing a mask and while dealing with racism.
The entire review is here.