THE AMERICAN REPORTER BOOK REVIEW

Vol. 20, No. 4,917 - The American Reporter - February 18, 2014

Book Review
WHERE DID ALL THE FREE SPIRITS GO?

by Ted Manna

Brasch, Walter. Before the First Snow. 320pps, Greeley & Stone: Carmichael, Calif., 2011. $29.95

Ex Libris
'YOU NEVER KNOW' IS A QUIET MASTERPIECE

by Joe Shea

Duval, Lillian. You Never Know - Tales of Tobias, an Accidental Lottery Winner. 342pps, with an Introduction and Acknowledgments by the author. Wheatman: Tucson, Ariz., 2011. $21.95

A.R. Essay
QUESTIONS NEVER ASKED

by Joe Shea

Greene, Brian, A Hidden Reality; New York: Random House, Jan. 2011; $29.95, hardcover; 384 pps; Foreword by the author; also available as an unabridged audio CD, unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Ex Libris
'NO URN FOR THE ASHES' AIMS FOR THE SECRET FORMULA OF SISTERHOOD

by Joe Shea

Current, Alison Sawyer: No Urn for the Ashes. Boulder, CO: Bayfire Press, 2009; 286 pps.; $16.99, trade paperback.

Book Reviw
A NEW BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR OF 'DANCES WITH WOLVES'

by Walter Brasch

Blake, Michael: Twelve: The King. Santa Monica, Calif: Perceval Press, 2010. 36pps. $25 hardcover [out of stock]; $14.99 softcover.

Ex Libris
A FEAST OF WARRING SPIES IN 'TARGETS OF DECEPTION'

by Joe Shea

(Stephen, Jeffrey: Targets of Deception. Cabot, AR: Variance Arkansas, 2009. 329 pps. $25.95 Hardcover.

Ex Libris
NAPIER'S 'THE FURIES' STARTS FAST, ENDS WELL

by Joe Shea

Napier, Bill: The Furies. New York, NY: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2009. 494 pps. $5.97 at Wal-Mart.

Ex Libris
IT'S NO MASTERPIECE, BUT 'AVERTON' TELLS AN IMPORTANT STORY

by Joe Shea

Pellman, Terry: Averton. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2009. 210 pps. $9.90, trade paperback. Available in hardcover, $14.90 and as an E-book, $4.95 from www.authorhouse.com

Ex Libris
'THE EXTINCTION GENE' IS MORE THAN WORTH A READ

by Joe Shea

Gross, Robert: The Extinction Gene. LaVergne, TN: iUniverse, 2009. 169 pps., with Foreword and Afterword by the author. $13.99 Trade paperback.

Book Review
FREEMASONRY, THE U.S. CAPITOL, AND MATURE MINDS

by Charles J. Reid

Brown, Dan: The Lost Symbol. New York, NY: Doubleday, 2009. 528 pps. $29.95 hardback.

Ink Soup: NIGHT GOGGLES AND DAY BUGS by Clarence Brown

by Clarence Brown

Prieto, Josť Manuel: Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire. New York, NY: Grove Press, 2000. $24, hardback.}

Ex Libris
A 9/11 NOVEL OF A DIFFERENT KIND

by Joe Shea

The Shell Game, by Steve Alten, with an introduction, epilogue and chapter notes by the author. Springville, UT: Sweetwater Books, 2008. 487 pages. Hardbound: $26.95.

Ex Libris
'THE CHAIRMAN' DISPLAYS A MUCH-IMPROVED STEPHEN FREY

by Joe Shea

The Chairman, by Stephen Frey. New York: Ballantine Books, 2005. 415 pages. Paperback: $7.99.

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