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Tall Poppies Review: Kate Moretti’s ‘Season’ Of Secrets and Suspense

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At BookTrib, we are constantly searching for the best ways to connect readers with writers, opening their eyes and worlds to fresh ideas! This is how we came across a wonderful group known as the Tall Poppies, who are not only avid readers, but extremely talented writers as well! This week Sandra Block reviews the latest by Kate Moretti, The Blackbird Season. “The smaller the town, the bigger the secrets.” So reads the tag-line of Kate Moretti’s haunting and gorgeous The Blackbird Season. Some taglines may be misleading or grandiose, but this one is right on target. After the paper mill closes, the small town embarks on a slow, ignominious death. Even shut down, the factory is still killing the town, expelling…

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Author Janet Lombardi Turns Catastrophe into Inspiration in ‘Bankruptcy: A Love Story’

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Janet Lombardi experienced plenty of loss and heartbreak over the past seven years. As she wrote Bankruptcy: A Love Story, Janet Lombardi went on a journey of self-discovery, morphing her writing and becoming stronger every day. Here, she talks about her story and writing a memoir.  I had a burning desire to write the story that became Bankruptcy: A Love Story. It’s a memoir, published by Heliotrope Books, on June 6. I had to tell this story. Writing Your Own Catastrophe In December 2010, my husband, Josh, stood before a judge, received a two to five-year prison sentence, was handcuffed, and walked escorted through a metal cage into his life as an inmate of New York state prison. Josh’s incarceration, the result of…

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Too Many Secrets and Lies! Books that Transport You to Creepy Small-Town America

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On March 1, 2015 ABC introduced us to Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe) and his quaint neighborhood. What started off as any other morning in small-town America certainly turned into a rabbit hole of dark twists and turns when the body of a 5-year-old boy, Tom Murphy, appears in the rainy woods. If you are looking for your next show to bingewatch, Secrets & Lies should be in your queue. Each episode takes you inside cookie-cutter homes with more drama than a Real Housewives reunion. I personally watched this show from start to finish in a matter of two days, which concerned my boyfriend considering all of my focus was finding who the cold-blooded killer was. Finally, when I reached the last episode and everything came…

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“Olicity” Watch: Secrets and Lies Abound — Will Felicity Walk Again?

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Instead of “Code of Silence,” last night’s Arrow episode should have been called “Secrets and Lies: A Case Study.” Some of our heroes pass the secret-keeping test with flying colors (looking good, Captain Lance), while some of them keep stupidly justifying their own terrible decisions (UGH, Oliver). Next week clearly marks the end of our golden “Olicity” days, so while we can still bask in the cute, here’s the “Olicity” Watch for 4×14, “Code of Silence”: Recap: HIVE tries to blow up Oliver’s debate as he takes on his new mayoral opponent: Damien Darhk’s wife. To be honest, I’m starting to ship Darhk and Ruve Adams more than almost anyone else on this show. They trust each…

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Quantico is Heating Up Sunday Night TV

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Guys. I watched the first episode of Quantico (premieres Sunday, September 27 at 10 p.m. on ABC) and I have so many feelings they might burst right out of my chest. This show is good. Like, Alias meet Homeland meets How to Get Away with Murder good. It tells the story of a new recruit class at Quantico, the highly competitive FBI training facility. From the start, we bounce between the different characters and their stories, but the main focus is on new agent Alex Parrish, played by Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra. She wakes up in the wreckage of a devastating terrorist attack at Grand Central Station in New York City and has to recall her time spent at Quantico…

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