Book Review

Comic Offers “Liberal” Perspective in Free Weekly Pages

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By Terrah Baker If you’ve opened a Free Weekly in the last couple months, you may have noticed a certain comic strip on the first page. If you’re in anyway like TFW staff, you noticed right away something different, unique and intelligent about these comics that take a different perspective on the political and social…

Book Explores a Village Against the World

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By Chad Pollock “Utopias aren’t chimeras, they are the most noble dreams that people have. Dreams that through struggle can and must be turned into reality.” — Sanchez Gordillo In The Village Against the World, British journalist Dan Hancox tells the real-life story of Marinaleda, a village of 2,700 residents in the Andalusian region of…

Princess Series Highlights Lives Of Slave Women

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Princess Series

Fourteen Generations Of Women Guard And Preserve Ancient Culture By Barbara Frank Three novels about the women of one slave family begin with a kidnapping in Africa in the early 18th century. The books offer a window into slave religion in three different time periods, and bear witness to the power of blood ties to…

Must-Have “Green” Books

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Must-Have Books To Bring Out The Greenness In Everyone. Brought to you by Nightbird Books on Dickson in Fayetteville. All Natural by Nathanael Johnson — The title says it all: A Skeptic’s Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier. http://www.nightbirdbooks.com/book/9781605290744 Sharing The…

Author Puts Dynamic Personality To Use

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1Staff Report One local writer has too much personality for one name. That’s why, Tom Gnagey chooses to write under half a dozen pen names, with different genres attributed to each. With more than 70 novels and nonfiction books, along with hundres of stories to his credit, he is one of Northwest Arkansas’ most prolific…

Dark Secrets of American History From Voice Of Girl

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Dark Secrets

Staff Report Dark Secrets” is the first in a series of historical fiction novels, based on the life of Ollie McNew. In early childhood, a grandmother influenced Ollie’s belief in guardian angels and inspired her to heed premonitions as warnings sent by angels. The book begins with Ollie in a semiconscious state, guided by an…

Author Does What Most Won’t, Records It

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Staff Report Michael Crow said the most important thing about his writing is that his books are not about him, but what people can take from the things he’s seen and experienced during his life of adventure. He said he feels both his books, “En Garde” (2011) and “A One Man Guided Tour: Quest for…

Child Migration Revisited in “Orphan Train”

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Staff Report One of the largest child migrations — more than 250,000 children between 1854 and 1929 — happened right here in the United States. Children boarded trains in New York City and were, literally, given away at train stations across the country. Alison Moore’s fourth novel “Riders on the Orphan Train” chronicles the experience…