‘Boomer1’ is yet another stunner by Mt. Airy novelist

Books | December 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear A few years ago I had the pleasure of reading two wonderful novels by Mt. Airy author Daniel Torday, “The Last Flight of Poxl West” and “The Sensualist,” which won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. Both received absolutely rhapsodic reviews from major publications. Torday’s stories and essays have […]

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Rivers in Mt. Airy bringing smooth waters to marriages

Books | August 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Max Rivers, 67, inspired by his marriage to his wife, Elise, 52, has made a successful career out of helping couples with marriage problems. The couple have been together for 15 years. At the beginning of their relationship, they both studied mediation in Massachusetts. Elise was studying acupuncture after having worked in […]

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Mt. Airy author’s new book is about anonymous sensation

Books | August 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear It is entirely possible that you have never heard of Elena Ferrante, but millions of fans cannot get enough of her. Ferrante is the most important literary sensation to have emerged from Italy in decades. Her quartet of Neapolitan novels has sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide. The author has always […]

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Mt. Airy author of ‘Biblical tale’ at area bookstore

Books | July 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear “Janet Mason has a storyteller’s gift, weaving rich imagery with provocative twists to create a world where gender is as complex and fluid as the emotional bond between twins. With its Biblical, Pagan, fantastical and modernist roots, ‘THEY’ is not easily categorized – and even harder to put down.” This is the […]

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Sex, serial murder, betrayal topics at Mt. Airy venue

Books | July 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Prolific Center City writer Frances Metzman will read from and sign copies of her latest book, “The Cha Cha Babes of Pelican Way,” at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane in West Mt. Airy, on Thursday, July 19, 7 p.m. The novel deals with sex, serial murder, embezzlement, betrayal, etc. We […]

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‘Dough’ rises to the top for brilliant Mt. Airy author

Arts, Books | December 29th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear “For all the wit and fantasy, ‘Meet John Dough’ is a reasoned and impassioned affirmation of this country’s enduring values. I loved it!” This is a totally objective blurb about “Meet John Dough, Superhero; a Political Fantasy,” a spectacularly illustrated book released last week by locally-based Nyoka Press. This sparkling gem was […]

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