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Mike Bond’s Latest Thriller, CRUDE: Nuclear War is Coming -- Can We Stop It?

Mike Bond’s Latest Thriller, CRUDE: Nuclear War is Coming -- Can We Stop It?
() - “After many years working on intelligence and war issues, I now believe we’re about to have a worldwide nuclear war. We and nearly all life will probably soon be incinerated in a …

ABANDONED AT BIRTH Paints Vivid Portrait of the Detachment and Longing of an Adopted Child

ABANDONED AT BIRTH Paints Vivid Portrait of the Detachment and Longing of an Adopted Child
(NewsUSA) - It’s stunning to realize that only 10 states make birth records available to American-born adoptees and their biological parents. For adult adoptees born in the 20th century era of …

Debut Author Delivers Terror and Tension in Innovative Medical Thriller

Debut Author Delivers Terror and Tension in Innovative Medical Thriller
(NewsUSA) - “I don’t know which is worse: disease of the human body or disease of humanity.” That’s the provocative question raised by the protagonist, Dr. Mark Lin, in author Anthony …

New eBook From BookTrib Showcases First Chapters from Some of the Hottest Books

New eBook From BookTrib Showcases First Chapters from Some of the Hottest Books
(NewsUSA) - BookTrib.com, a leading source of book news, reviews and information for more than 20 years, is launching the second edition of BOOKTRIB’S LIT PICKS, an ebook showcasing excerpts from …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Spellbinding Reads

(NewsUSA) - Meet Me at the Starlight by Rachel HauckA heartfelt tale of romance, perseverance, and the enduring power of community by the New York Times bestselling author.Eighties supermodel Harlow …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Summer Reads

(NewsUSA) - Daft Mejora’s Infinite Madness by Karl DehmeltAmerica, 2021: an alien known as the Daft One washes ashore in Florida, arriving on a particular planet undergoing strange times. The only …

Life’s Hard Bargain by Donald G. Denihan

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

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

Katelyn Lonas has written and illustrated over 70 book­s and she’s only 17.
(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

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 …
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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 …
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 as the founding father of American sociology. His groundbreaking study, “The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study,” …
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 earlier, she was an unknown writer, negotiating with her publisher about manuscript edits and the date of publication for her first book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” …
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 testing below the basic reading level.One in five college students …
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 between the stage and stalls during a curtain call?In Presence, …
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 launched debut author Janet Porter’s intriguing, intricate and …
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Local Writer Brings Poetry Workshops to Unexpected Places

Kettle Run High School student writes poetry during a writing workshop with Katherine Gotthardt.

Katherine Gotthardt is on a mission “to bring poetry, writing and literary arts to unexpected places.” The poet is leading free poetry writing workshops for high school students and other …

Column: Here's Your Chance to 'Get Happier, Dammit!'

What if you could enjoy each day a little more than you do now? You’d probably be happier, right? Most of us would be.

Manassas Writer, Artist Debuts Novel 'Queen Anne's Lace'

Dawn Gardner signs copies of "Queens Anne Lace." She is surrounded by her daughter Rachel Dugger, brother and friend. Dawn Gardner, Manassas woman, artist, and business owner, is excited to announce …

Linton Hall 6th Grader Dhruv Amitabh Wins National Short Story Contest

Dhruv Amitabh's 'The First Grade Field Trip' was selected to be published in 'iWRITE Short Stories by Kids for Kids: Publishing Contest's Anthology 12.'

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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 …
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 envision the future. Of course, there are Denis Villeneuve’s visually stunning films, “Dune: Part One” (2021) and “Dune: Part Two” (2024). …

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 fears known and unknown by #1 NYTimes bestselling master of …

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 legend.It’s 1941. A wondrous violin is charming …

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 …