Posts on Alice’s book reviews of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and business books.
Naomi Ardea’s The Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma: Tending Body and Soul Through Creativity, Nature, and Intuition is about reclaiming the inner child’s desire to play and cast off the weight and horror of past trauma and abuse. As Ms. Ardea so carefully writes, healing your trauma is a process and there’s no magic [...]
After reading Danny Bernstein’s Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey Through the National Parks of the South (or FAB, for short) you’ll want to get up from the couch, lace up those sneakers, grab a water bottle and hit a national park in your neighborhood. Yes, there are national parks all over the place and many [...]
I had the pleasure of reviewing Jeannine Hall Gailey’s third poetry book, Unexplained Fevers for Pedestal Magazine (read the review here) and was thrilled when Jeannine asked me to review her fourth collection, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter. A Generation Xer (yes, a poet from my generation!), Gailey writes sci-fi/fantasy/speculative poetry—a poetry sub-genre I wish more [...]
The world lost author Octavia E. Butler too soon in February 2006. My favorite author, I was just beginning to discover her thanks to my African-American literature class in grad school. Butler was only 58 and had many more years left to share her vision of afrofuturism, race, power and gender with her readers around [...]
Thank you so much, Laura Azzi, a fine artist/teacher and novelist, for your book review this week: The Amalgamist by Cristel Orrand of Raleigh, North Carolina. Laura also lives in Raleigh and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. And now to Laura's review of [...]
A Bowl of Rice by Joan Leotta Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Thank you, Laura, for sharing your reviews with us here. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ [...]
Cliff Garstang Today we welcome fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. Today we’re featuring her review of Clifford Garstang’s novel in stories, What [...]