Wild Shot

Wild Shot: Struggles and Successes in Biathlon & Cross Country Skiing by Andy Liebner 9781465377968 Paperback $19.99 Xlibris   “Sport is a metaphor for a deeper aspect of life,” writes author Andy Liebner. “Sport is a quest!” And it is quite an amazing quest that Liebner experiences! In Wild Shot, Liebner describes his love and … Read more

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK BY NEIL GAIMAN   PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is just a normal boy—except he lives in a graveyard, is being raised by ghosts, has a guardian who is neither dead nor alive, befriends a witch, and is being hunted by the man Jack who has already killed … Read more

OUT OF CAROLINA

BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA BY DOROTHY ALLISON PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Don’t be turned off or mislead by the title. Dorothy Allison’s work is reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s Bluest Eye or Cristine Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban and creates a poignant look at broken family life, sexual abuse, female gender roles and mother-daughter relationships. It is … Read more

THE UMBRELLA

THE UMBRELLA BY INGRID & DEITER SCHUBERT    PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Ingrid and Dieter Schubert’s work is just beautiful! Among a long list of fantastic award winning picture books, The Umbrella reveals their stunning artistry and vivid, imaginative storytelling. This wordless picture book is a beautiful addition to anyone’s collection! It will leave you ready for your own … Read more

WINTER BLOOM

WINTER BLOOM BY TARA HEAVEY     PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Winter Bloom depicts a beautiful metaphor between a neglected walled garden in Ireland that has been overgrown with tangled weeds and brambles and an unlikely group of volunteers who come together and struggle to revive the garden as well as their own lives. Will … Read more

RAMEN, RENT, RESUMES

RAMEN NOODLES, RENT AND RESUMES BY KRISTEN FISCHER   PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: An absolutely necessary read for anyone who is entering college, in college or finishing college! Not only are there valuable tidbits for managing college life, including a few financial tips, the authentic accounts of college experiences revel that what you are experiencing … Read more