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Geriatric Doctor Listens First, Then Writes

Denver physician and internationally recognized teacher Jeannette Guerrasio, MD, wrote an essential book entitled, Embrace Aging: Conquer your fears and enjoy added years.  This book serves as a guide for people 50 and older to take control of how they age.

Readers’ Corner, May 2022. Short Story Month

By Bonnie McCune & Kathleen Duhamel ~ Short stories offer the opportunity to sample a writer’s work without obligating you to devote lots of time. You can read a collection of one author’s stories or dip into a number of authors together in one volume. Nine Stories, by JD Salinger, is a book first treasured […]

Wings Over the Rockies™ Partners with Reach Out and Read

Local nonprofit to host book drive in March ~ Denver, CO (March 1, 2022) – Wings Over the Rockies (Wings) is proud to announce an initiative to help collect new or gently-used children’s books for kids in the community. In partnership with local nonprofit Reach Out and Read Colorado, Wings will host a children’s book […]

Readers’ Corner: April 2022. Second Chances

By Bonnie McCune & Kathleen Duhamel ~ In Never Retreat, (Bonnie McCune), a feisty single mom gets a second chance at love when she clashes with an ex-military corporate star at a retreat in the wild Colorado mountains. Years ago, a roving con man knocked up Ramona Soto, and she’s avoided men since. At thirty-something, […]

Readers’ Corner, March 2022. Read up a stom!

By Bonnie McCune & Kathleen Duhamel ~ Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017, English author Kazuo Ishiguro introduces Kathy, a young girl at a boarding school, in Never Let Me Go. She and her classmates have no family or contacts outside school. Over the years she and two friends prepare themselves for their […]

Readers’ Corner, Feb. 2022. Love and Other Afflictions

By Bonnie McCune & Kathleen Duhamel ~ The Nightingale (Kristen Hannah) thrusts French sisters into horrors of WW II. The elder, Vianne, loses her husband to armed conflict, then struggles to care for her son and the farm, while younger, adventurous Isabelle, in love with a freedom fighter, joins the Resistance. Each sister deals with […]

Readers’ Corner: Jan. 2022 – Brew a cup of tea and read during National Tea Month

By Bonnie McCune & Kathleen Duhamel ~ THE ALICE NETWORK (Kate Quinn) offers an adventure in the ever-popular historical period of the first half of the 20th century in Europe. While fiction, it’s firmly based in the true stories that illustrate the bravery, intelligence and drive of women who unexpectedly (to us) plunged into active […]

Readers’ Corner, Dec. 2021: Unexpected Gifts

By Bonnie McCune & Kathleen Duhamel ~ Britt Marie Was Here, another winner from Fredrik Backman, follows an unexpected turn in life. Aging housewife Britt-Marie decides to flee when she discovers her husband’s cheating. She hasn’t worked for years, but thanks to Sweden’s social welfare system, she’s assigned a job for which she’s uniquely unqualified—run […]

Readers’ Corner: Nov. 2021 – Be Thankful For Something

Be thankful for different kinds of love. Book lovers, try this. Susan Orlean, a magical purveyor of insights into esoteric topics, writes an ovation for libraries in The Library Book.  A massive fire heavily damaged Los Angeles’ public library in 1987, and in seven hours, consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. The perpetrator has […]

Readers’ Corner – Oct. 2021: Exotic Locations and People

By Bonnie McCune & Kathleen Duhamel ~ Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, Balli Kaur Jaswal. East meets West in this genre-smashing romance-thriller-cultural expose, with dollops of soft erotica. That’s India and Great Britain, not the US. Take a fascinating tour with first-generation Muslim Nikki, who’s thoroughly modern and distains the traditional arranged marriage as she carves a […]

Readers’ Corner: Chills and Thrills – Sept. 2021

By Kathleen Duhamel ~ Baby Teeth. Zoje Stage’s creepy domestic thriller explores the breakdown of an upscale dysfunctional family, driven by a disturbed child intent on murder. Parents Suzette and Alex are running out of options for seven-year-old Hanna, who rarely speaks and has been expelled from several schools for her disruptive and frightening behavior. […]

Denver Family of Fallen U.S. Soldier Gabe Conde Honor Legacy in New Book

SPC Gabriel David Conde was killed in action in Afghanistan three years ago at the young age of 22, and now his father is sharing his son’s voice with the world to provide inspiration and insight into the life of an American hero taken too soon ~ DENVER. – When SCP Gabriel David Conde was less than a year […]

Reader’s Corner: Second-hand adventure

By Kathleen Duhamel and Bonne McCune ~ “They call us survivors…I don’t think I survived.” Set in the 1970s, Cree novelist Michelle Good’s engrossing Five Little Indians follows five indigenous youths taken from their parents as small children and placed in a church-run residential school in British Columbia. Once they are released (or escape from […]

Readers’ Corner – June 2021: “Great Escapes”

By Bonnie McCune ~ The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead) Pursued by a merciless slave catcher, Cora is a young runaway in pre-Civil War Georgia who makes a perilous journey north toward freedom. The author seamlessly mixes historical fiction with a touch of magical realism to bring the Underground Railroad to life. In this story, he […]

Readers’ Corner, May 2021 – “Monsters among us!”

By Kathleen Duhamel and Bonne McCune ~ Nothing to See Here (Kevin Wilson) is a falsehood. There IS something to see in the luxurious house where Lillian becomes a full-time caretaker for step-twins of old friend Madison, now married to a rich politician. One small flaw—the children spontaneously combust when upset. Page by page the reader is […]

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