Repentance by Andrew Lam

Repentance by Andrew Lam

Reviewed by Cara LaVigne “Kodomo no tameni… It means, ‘for the sake of the children.’”
 Andrew Lam’s Repentance unravels the life of a dysfunctional family as he reveals the secrets of a soldier fighting during WWII in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated unit composed of Japanese-American soldiers. The title of the book, Repentance, …

Parisian Lives, by Deirdre Bair, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday

Parisian Lives, by Deirdre Bair, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday

Reviewed by Martha Patterson In this shining and hard-to-put down memoir, journalist Deirdre Bair writes of interviews she conducted with playwright Samuel Beckett (WAITING FOR GODOT) and feminist Simone de Beauvoir (THE SECOND SEX) in Paris during the 1970s and ‘80s, while completing biographies of both. Bair had never authored a biography before, but Beckett, …

Sunlit Imagery, Heartfelt Lament: Two Chapbooks by William Heath

Reviewed by David Salner William Heath’s distinguished writing career includes scholarly books plus crime and historical novels. With these two new chapterbooks Heath shows us what he can do as a poet, from sunlit imagery to heartfelt lament. The reader would expect a mastery of setting in a volume titled Leaving Seville. But Heath’s lines …

Let’s Chat with Author & Producer Lancelot Schaubert

Hello Book Smugglers! I recently got the chance to speak with author and producer Lancelot Schaubert whose book Bell Hammers is available to read now. Keep reading to see what advice Schaubert has for his fellow authors and what he enjoys most about writing. What inspired you to write BELL HAMMERS? An accident. Normally I write scifi, …