Book Review

Three Minutes, Three Questions — Margaret Rutherford

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  “This book is meant to be a reminder of some basic truths about the potentials of long-term commitment. And it is meant to affirm the importance of that commitment. Plain and simple.” That’s Margaret Rutherford’s promise about her first book, “Marriage Is Not for Chickens.” Released April 27, it was created initially as a…

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. 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…