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Life’s Hard Bargain by Donald G. Denihan

(NewsUSA) - I almost died shortly before Father’s Day in 2012, saved, ultimately, by my father. You might say I found him the night I almost lost my life.He had died nearly thirty years before, …

BookTrib’s Bites: Thrillers to Travelogues, and Everything in Between

(NewsUSA) - The Bucharest Dossier by William Maz“The Bourne Identity” meets John le Carre’s “The Spy Who Came In from the Cold.”Bill Hefflin is a man apart—apart from life, apart from …

6 books that explain the history and meaning of Juneteenth

The Conversation presents a list of six books on the subject of Juneteenth to help people better understand its history and meaning.

Forty-Six Years of Puppy Love – As Told Through Shiva Eyes

(NewsUSA) - Can an ordinary life be extraordinary? It depends on the lens through which one views it. In the case of Marc Gellman, that lens is Shiva Eyes and the life is the one he describes in his …

Books Can Make For A Great Way To Bond

(NAPSI)—What do you do for an encore when you publish your first book at age 9? Well, if you’re Katelyn Lonas, you go on to write and illustrate over 70 more by the tender age of 17. Katelyn’s …

BookTrib's Bites: Four Fascinating Reads

(NewsUSA) - What We Buried by Robert Rotenberg Inspired by the true story of the Forty Martyrs in Gubbio, Italy, during World War II, this is an extraordinary crime novel about troubled legacies, …

Your favorite Disney princesses are being re-imagined in modern romances

(BPT) - Disney lovers: Ever pictured Ariel in modern-day Manhattan? How about Belle in California? What might your favorite heroines be up to in our world?The Meant to Be collection of romance novels …

BookTrib’s Bites: Jump into Spring with These Four Reads

(NewsUSA) - Leaning on Air by Cheryl Grey BostromThey last spoke as teens . . . But a surprise encounter 12 years later reunites ornithologist Celia Burke with veterinary surgeon Burnaby Hayes, …

The Untold Story of GoDaddy Founder’s Traumatic Life and Explosive Success

(NewsUSA) - If ever there was a story about a self-made man whose wealth can be measured more by the contents of his heart than by the contents of his bank account, this is it.Everybody has heard of …

5 books to help you better understand today’s campus protests

Every so often, a cause ignites a sustained fury on college campuses across the nation. In 2020, it was Black Lives Matter. In 2011, it was Occupy Wall Street. In the 1980s, it was apartheid in South Africa. Right now, it’s the Israeli military campaign in Gaza. …

Banned books make up the sophomore English curriculum at this high school

Chalkbeat reports on a New York City high school class that is reading banned books to open their minds.

BookTrib's Bites: Four Captivating Spring Reads

(NewsUSA) - Writers of the Future Volume 40 by L. Ron HubbardSpine-tingling. Breathtaking. Mind-blowing.Experience these powerful new voices—vivid, visceral, and visionary—as they explore …

New Writers and Illustrators Win Decades-Old Science Fiction And Fantasy Contest

(NAPSI)—Decades of helping writers and artists have resulted in the latest edition of L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future by the winners of the 40th annual Writers of the Future and the …

A Story To Sing About

(NAPSI)—The next time you listen to a lullaby, a love song, carols or karaoke, consider this: Why do people sing? A charming answer to that intriguing question comes from YouTube creators and …

Young Author Translates 4,000-Year-Old Text to Reveal Fascinating Insights into Ancient Egypt

(NewsUSA) - Educators everywhere should scrap their current lesson plans and make the new book Be a Scribe! by 16-year-old Michael Hoffen and co-authors Dr. Christian Casey and Dr. Jen Thum part of …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Kickoff Spring

(NewsUSA) - Coded to Kill by Marschall Runge, M.D.Is medicine’s greatest breakthrough also the world’s most efficient killing machine? After a decade of development, Drexel Hospital’s …

Infinity Kings: Final Book In A Favorite Fantasy Series

(NAPSI)—In an epic conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Infinity Cycle, two brothers find themselves in a heartbreaking war against one another.   After the ultimate betrayal, Emil …

2102: PRETENSE, THE PLAY: New Literary Novel Overlays Tech Angst into a Stunning Future

(NewsUSA) - As Artificial Intelligence advances across the globe with inexorable speed, untold predictions of promise and peril amass. All in all, it’s a perfect time for Amazon bestselling author …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads

(NewsUSA) - I Am Pink by Gregory Copploe and Dani ForrestI Am Pink is a captivating odyssey of self-discovery and empowerment. This award-winning book unfolds a narrative of resilience, …

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How ‘Dune’ became a beacon for the fledgling environmental movement − and a rallying cry for the new science of ecology
“Dune,” widely considered one of the best sci-fi novels of all time, continues to influence how writers, artists and inventors … Read More
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Fascinating Reads
(NewsUSA) - The Challenge of Choice by Richard FastHave you ever made an important decision with total confidence, only to see it … Read More
ONCE UPON TOMORROW: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates
(NewsUSA) - Thirty years ago, the advent of the internet changed the world. For the first time in human history, the collected … Read More
Margaret Morse Nice thought like a song sparrow and changed how scientists understand animal behavior
The Conversation looks back at a pioneering ethologist, bird-bander, and ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice, and how her work … Read More
Helping Alleviate Children’s Anxiety
(NAPSI)—If your children are like most, they get anxious from time to time—but you can help them get over it.   The Problem In … Read More
BookTrib’s Bites: From Science Fiction to Murder Mysteries
(NewsUSA) - Baby X by Kira Peikoff With a vivid imagining of the future, Gattaca meets Black Mirror in Kira Peikoff’s Baby X. In … Read More
Who is the 'Rural Voter'? A new book builds on old themes to create new understanding
The Daily Yonder looks at "The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America," in which Colby College political … Read More
W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ at 125 still explains roots of the urban Black experience – sociologist Elijah Anderson tells why it should be on more reading lists
W.E.B. Du Bois is widely known for his civil rights activism, but many sociologists argue that he has yet to receive due recognition … Read More
Betty Smith enchanted a generation of readers with ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ − even as she groused that she hoped Williamsburg would be flattened
Eighty years ago, in the winter and spring of 1944, Brooklyn-born author Betty Smith was entering a new chapter of life. A year … Read More
BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Ward off the Cold
(NewsUSA) - Plowman by Charles BruckerhoffAt twelve, Stella Young and Hana Sanada, enrolled in the Stanton Academy for Humanity, … Read More
How We Have Fallen Short in Teaching Literacy -- And What To Do About It
(NewsUSA) - This may be difficult to read, but did you know:In the last 15 years, 15 million students graduated from high schools … Read More
Humorous, Poetic & Allegorical Tale Reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno
(NewsUSA) - Theatrical essence, we know, relies upon a shared experience of space and time. How else does one describe the crescendo … Read More
Twin Sisters at the Core of Dark Coming-of-Age Psycho Thriller By Debut Author
(NewsUSA) - Most good thriller novels keep readers guessing until the end. Then there are some that cause jaws to drop.TKO Rogue has … Read More
BookTrib’s Bites: Some Tasty Morsels in Assorted Genres
(NewsUSA) -  The House at the End of the World by Dean KoontzSoon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about … Read More
BookTrib’s Bites: Diverse Titles Sure to Hold Your Interest
(NewsUSA) -  The Violin Thief by Genie Higbee: A startling coming-of-age tale that twines magical realism with musical history and … Read More

BookTrib’s Bites: True Crime Inspirations, Dystopian Gem, Making Great Factories

(NewsUSA) -  Reef Road by Deborah Goodrich RoyceWhen a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, FL, the lives of two women—a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved …

BookTrib’s Bites: Epic Stories, Iconic Events and Personalities

(NewsUSA) -  “Battlefield Earth, Expanded 21st Century Edition” by L. Ron Hubbard: It’s the year 3,000, a thousand years after an alien invasion nearly exterminated …

BookTrib’s Bites: Plenty to Ponder for Your Next Read

(NewsUSA) -  “Love Letters to the Virgin Mary” by David Richards: King David is a mortal man who has spent all his life looking for a love he is unable to satisfy. As …

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