While this is a book about black Americans, the race of the characters in this story makes no difference. This story could have just of easily been told by any racial, cultural or religious subset of Americans. It is a story that supercedes the things that divide us. Love and loss. Mistakes and redemption. Friendship and betrayal. Propriety and immorality. Selfisness and selflessness. … More The Foxy Bibliophile – June 2017
I had the pleasure of attending CBN’s docudrama IN OUR HANDS on May 23. It sold out in many locations and has been scheduled for two encore presentations on June 1 and June 6. I highly recommend this film to anyone interested in how the events of our lives fulfill Old Testament prophecy and will … More Film Fox June – 2017
Leavitt spins several different storylines in Cruel Beautiful World spread over fifty or so years. The interconnectedness between the characters and their stories reveal how, sometimes, the best way to live your life is to make peace with your past and follow your heart into your future. … More The Foxy Bibliophile – May 2017
I highly recommend these titles to anyone who loves compelling mysteries that bait and then blindside. Teachers will especially enjoy these books. They will recognize the foibles of colleagues, the follies of students, and the two-faces of the power-hungry suits.
My fiction selections include one from a debut novelist and another from an established, award-winning writer. Both engaging reads left me with reading hangovers. You know–that state of post-reading wonderment where even days later, the characters and their stories, those told and those left untold, linger in the reader’s imagination? Interestingly to this reader, both novels … More The Foxy Bibliophile- March 2017