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Alan Brenham Plays With Our Minds in “Game Piece”

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A killer is messing with Barry Marshall’s head — and with everything he holds dear. That sets the stage for Alan Brenham’s chilling, twisting, rocketing thriller, Game Piece (Black Opal Books), in which Marshall is the game piece that the killer is coldly, cruelly maneuvering. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways A smart, tough, capable guy, Marshall is a detective on the Temple, Texas police force.  He’s married to Erin.  They have a five-year-old daughter, Cailey.  It’s a good marriage.  And it’s threatened…as is Marshall’s career, his reputation and his family.  What Marshall doesn’t know is that 12 years ago, the killer dated Erin and thinks Marshall stole her. The killer is enraged and the killer is smart. …

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The Traveling Life Is Great, But There’s No Place Like Home

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Since her 2009 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Dr. Lisa Doggett has come to realize MS is no excuse to avoid challenges. Instead, it has propelled her to run two marathons, hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and complete a 168-mile bike ride to raise awareness for MS. She is currently working on a memoir about her journey from doctor to patient.  Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways! I’m homeward bound after spending much of the summer in transit. In the last two and a half months I have been to New England, Puerto Rico, Southern California, Costa Rica, and Alaska/Seattle. Now I’m done – at least for a while. I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel, to…

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Foodies Rejoice For Lonely Planet’s “Ultimate Eats”

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Sampling delicious pintxos along the grid of narrow streets in San Sebastián’s old town has been named the #1 best food experience in the world, according to global travel authority Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eats (Lonely Planet), available to purchase August 21. In the much-anticipated follow-up to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel (Lonely Planet) Ultimate Eats: The World’s Top 500 Food Experiences…Ranked  travels the world with an insatiable appetite to present the definitive foodie bucket-list of the world’s top 500 food experiences – ranked. Whether it’s baozi in Shanghai, steak tartare in Paris or clam chowder in Boston – food and place are inextricably connected. Whenever we eat while traveling, we don’t just taste the dish itself but experience the whirl of people, languages, aromas and…

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When Words Are Not Enough: Finding Rainbows in the Midst of Tragedy

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It is very disheartening to turn on the news or log onto social media to find that there is yet another tragedy in the world. It seems like when we just enter the healing phase from the last one, there isn’t even time to catch one’s breath before a new one surfaces and we begin the cycle again. After each of these, I turn to literature and some of my favorite books to put things into perspective.  Perspective is not acceptance— I will never be able to accept incidents like what happened yesterday in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Like Marvin Gaye says in one of my favorite songs, “Makes me wanna holler, throw up both my hands.” When I feel this…

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BOOK NEWS ROUNDUP: Naya Rivera’s Insider Look at Glee; Langston Hughes Banned in Texas Prisons; Most Challenged Books of 2016

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Welcome back to our mid-week book news roundup, where we find the most interesting and noteworthy happenings in the book world and share it with you! In honor of Banned Books Week, we have a few stories featuring diversity and tough topics, check them out below: Langston Hughes and Bob Dole Books Banned in Texas Prisons Texas prisons are doing the unthinkable, they’re banning books! And if you’re one of the inmates there, you’re not going to be allowed to read anything you want, ya know, like Bob Dole or Harriet Beecher Stowe. Why? Well, The Guardian reports that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is banning nearly 15,000 books from the correctional facilities it operates, including books by Langston…

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The Top 10 May Books We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands On

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The days are getting longer, the sun is out again, and flowers are starting to pop up here and there amid the newly green grass. May is upon us, and it looks like snowstorms and ski jackets are finally behind us. If we’re being completely honest, late spring makes us want to curl up with a good book in the sunshine while we wait for the hot, beach-filled days of summer to arrive. Luckily, there are tons of great new books coming out in May to satisfy all of our cravings. Here are the top 10 we can’t wait to get our hands on: The Trials of Apollo: Book One The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion, May 3) In his new middle grade…

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