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Author: KyokoMori
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0-449-00428-7



Meet Wes Berry Author of Big Things Have Small Beginnings



Author: Wesley Berry
Publisher: Green DragonServices
ISBN-10: 069218184
ISBN-13: 978-0692181843

Big Things Have Small Beginnings is the outcome of Wesley Berry's many years of experience providing consulting services to over forty businesses while simultaneously establishing his own retail franchise system that operated thirty units in five states.

Author: August Turak

Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-945507-94-6

Author: James Patterson,Jr.

Publisher: Trilogy Publishing   

ISBN: 978-0-989-546-416


Author: Usha Choudhuri,Indra Nath Choudhuri

Publisher: Niyogi Books

ISBN: 978-93-81523-47-6





Author: George Geary
Publisher: Robert Rose
ISBN:978-0-7788-0618-9



Author: Jonni Pollard,Author

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 978-1-9468-8533-3



Author: Colleen DeBaise

Publisher: AmericanManagement Association
ISBN: 978-0-8144-3918-0

Author: Arlene B.Englander,

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 978-1-5381-1119-2


Author: Eli Jaxon-Bear

Publisher: New Morning books
ISBN: 978-0-692-59987-7


Author: DavidCarlson

ISBN: 978-1-60381-393-8 (PB)

ISBN: 978-1-60381-394-5 (eBook)



Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Naveen Jain author of Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance.

He is the founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, Viome TalentWise, Intelius, Infospace, and Viome.

Naveen was awarded the Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon India's Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur, and the receiver of Albert Einstein Technology Medal for his pioneers in technology,and he has been repeatedly honored for his entrepreneurial successes. Red Herring also recognized him as one of the Top 20 Serial Entrepreneurs and with the "Lifetime Achievement Award."




Author:Hiro Arikawa
Publisher: Berkeley
ISBN: 978-0-451-49133-6

Hiro Arikawa's The Traveling Cat Chronicles (旅猫リポート) is an delightful novel on a couple levels. First, it has an interesting structure. Second, Philip Gabriel has done an impressive job of rendering Arikawa's Japanese into English. (Gabriel has also translated Kenzaburo Oe's Somersault and four Haruki Murakami novels including Kafka on the Shore, so he's got some chops.) Third, as a small book—about 5.5" x 7.5"—it is a pleasure to hold.



            

Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guests, Dr. Edward Shorter and Dr. Max Fink authors of The Madness of Fear: A History of Catatonia.







Authors: Ms. Yellow and Mr. Wide
Publisher: Simply ReadBooks
ISBN: 978-1-7722-90295




 
Authors: Dr. Edward Shorter and Dr. Max Fink
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-088119-1

What is catatonia? Is it a symptom of schizophrenia? Can it be treatable and reversible?
These are the questions I asked myself when I picked up Dr. Edward Shorter and Dr. Max Fink's tome, The Madness of Fear: A History of Catatonia that explores the critical factors that have affected its recognition and treatment.
  


Author: Matt Kahn

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 978-1-4019-5495-6


Author: Sarah Ingerman

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 978-1-68364-149-0


Sandra Ingerman, author of The Book of Ceremony, has been a teacher of shamanism for over thirty-five years. (2018, p.195) She is also a licensed and board certified professional mental health counselor with a specialization in traumatic stress. In 2007 she was awarded the Peace Award from the Global Foundation as an Integrative Medical practitioner. Spirituality and Health Magazine selected Sandra as one of the Top Ten Spiritual Heroes in 2013. She has penned twelve books, many award-winning.



Author: Tonja Drecker

Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press

ISBN: 978-1-9398-56-9


Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345544988




Author: RachelCusk
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 978-037-427986-8

Kudos is the third book in Rachel Cusk's trilogy. I've discussed the two earlier books, Outline and Transit. As in those novels, Kudos has no conventional plot as defined in my on-line dictionary as "the main events of a novel devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence." There is no rising action leading to a denouement. The narrator, a middle-aged British novelist, flies to an unnamed foreign city (it sounds like Dubrovnik to me but it could be Gdansk) to speak at a literary festival and people talk to her.



Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Ashley Rhodes-Courter author of the international best-seller Three Little Words and Three More Words which debuted at #1 on Amazon Bestseller’s List.



Author: David Carlson

Publisher: Coffee Town Press, 2018,

ISBN: 978-1-60381-393-8


Author:Theresa Barta

Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-1-61254-969-9

The focus of Greed on Trial is to bring to light how greedy and corrupt health insurance companies, medical groups as well as health management companies mistreat and impede medical doctors from providing the best possible care to their patients.


Authors: Michael Lenox andAaron Chatterji

Publisher: Stanford Business Books,

ISBN: 978-0-80479-099-4

The authors of Can Business Save The Earth tell that it took several years to compile their data and write the end result. (2018, preface) They also acknowledge the aid of several key people in the finalization of this process.


Author: Ulrich Kellerer

Publisher: Ulrich Kellerer

ISBN: 9781986551229

This is a great book to read if you are looking for a dose of inspiration.


Author: CarlBrookins
Publisher: Brookins Books LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9969991-0-6

Carl Brookins has created an interesting crime-fighting duo, Marjorie Kane and Alan Lockem. They are married, live in Minneapolis, and sound as if they are in their late 50s, early 60s. Marjorie is an exceptionally well-preserved former stripper. Lockem is a "private consultant," whatever that means. He's not a PI. "Some people call him a salvage expert." In any case, the two help people in trouble.



The soul of the story in Thelma Allen Watkins' debut children's book, Harpoona The Diary Of An Ugly Tuna pertains to a disfigured tuna by the name of Harpoona. This is a character that grows on you and even feels real. And what makes her memorable is the way she sees the world and interacts with it.




Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest, Thelma Allen Watkins author of Harpoona: The Diary Of An Ugly Tuna.


Author: Stephen Markley

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 978-1-5011-7447-6

  



Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com Chats With Writer, Director, Producer, Musician Cameron Washington Who has Just Come Out With a Documentary, A Man And His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story



Bookpleasures.com once again welcomes as our guest, Michael Pronko. Michael is a professor of American Literature and Culture at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo. 

He has written about Japanese culture, art, jazz, and politics for Newsweek in Japan, The Japan Times, Artscape Japan and many other publications for over twenty years.

Michael has appeared on several television broadcasts and he has an award-winning publication of essays about life in Japan.

Recently, Michael has published The Moving Blade: A Tokyo Mystery which is part of the Detective Hiroshi series.


Author:Michael Pronko

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press 2018

ISBN: 978-1-9422410-16-4

With his recent tome, The Moving Blade: A Tokyo Mystery Michael Pronko has given his readers a great deal to chew on and digest. He has crafted a yarn that includes a well-respected American diplomat and expert on Japanese American relations, a corrupt member of Japan's bicameral legislature or as it is referred to as The National Diet, the transporting of nuclear waste as a result of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that crippled Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, and the international agreement between the USA and Japan known as the Status of Forces Agreement or SOFA which governs facilities and areas granted to the USA as well as the status of US armed forces in Japan. And thrown in for good measure are a few murders that seem to be interlinked.


Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Simon &Schuster; 2nd edition (September 11, 2018
ISBN-10:1501175513      ISBN-13:978-1501175510

I’m pretty sure this was the first time I ever picked up a new book anticipating a depressing reading experience.

That’s because, like many Americans, I watched the election results of Nov. 9, 2016 with amazement and horror.   I saw my country go insane.  In the months and years since Trump’s inauguration, I’ve seen a narcissist, often paranoid president looking at the world through Trump-colored glasses.      Policy wise, it’s been clear he has protectionist, populist, and nationalist views. It’s been clear he operates on the fly, often responding emotionally to any perceived threats or attacks. He’ll lie at the drop of a hat.


Author: Lawrence Millman

Publisher: St. Martins Press

ISBN:  978-0-250-11140-1


Author: Mark A. Cymrot,

Publisher: Twelve TablesPress
ISBN: 978-1-946074-19-5



Author: Renee Linnell

Publisher: Pink Skeleton
ISBN: 978-1-63152-487-5


Author: Sharon Prentice, PhD

Publisher: Waterside Press
ISBN:978-1-947637-94-8


Author: Alys Murray

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing

ISBN-10:1947892312

ISBN-13: 978-1947892316


Author: Peter Vollmer

Publisher: Endeavour Media(August 17, 2018)
ASIN: B07G4FX1Y2

My first paragraph here is almost word-for-word  how I opened my 2017 review of Peter Vollmer’s A Question of Allegiance: 

I may not have been the very first one, but I was certainly among the earliest reviewers of the novels of South African writer Peter Borchard a.k.a. Peter Vollmer.     My reviews began with 2011’s Relentless Pursuit, continued with 2012’s Diamonds Are But Stone, and 2015’s Left For Dead. Of special interest was his 2015 Per Fine Ounce, a continuation novel featuring a character named Geoffrey Peace created by fellow South African novelist Geoffrey Jenkins, a writer with notable connections with Ian Fleming.


Author: Gordon Lore

Publisher: BearManor Media (October 1, 2018)
ISBN-10: 1629333441  ISBN-13: 978-1629333441  

The bulk of Gordon Lore’s latest book is a compilation of summaries describing apparently every UFO sighting reported to the National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) from 1956 to 1980. During that time, Lore served as Vice President, Assistant Director, Secretary-Treasurer and investigator for NICAP, then the world’s largest UFO organization.


Author: Omarosa Manigault Newman

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1-9821-0970-7

Curiosity got the better of me when I picked up a copy of Omarosa Manigault Newman's Unhinged:An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.

My initial thought concerning Omarosa had been was how could an intelligent woman be taken in by the cult of the Trump world? Did she sell herself to the devil in the hope that she could really make a difference helping the African-American community? Was she overestimating her importance? Was she taken in by the glitter of power and wealth? Was she overambitious?



Author: Roshani Chokshi

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

ISBN: 9781250180797

Death and Night take on human form as they learn to love one another. A woman granted a wish loses her self-confidence as she navigates a world unknown to her. A queen and king, on the night before their wedding, engage in the greatest challenge to their union. Author Roshani Chokshi brings back characters readers will recognize in Star-Touched Stories, a triad of novellas almost too sumptuous for consumption.




Author:Theophrastus
Publisher Callaway Arts & Entertainment
ISBN: 978-0-935112-37-5

Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and pupil of Aristotle, was born around 372 BC, died around 287. When Aristotle was forced to retire from Athens in 323, Theophrastus became the head of the Lyceum, the academy Aristotle had founded. Under Theophrastus the enrollment of pupils and auditors rose to its highest point. 


Author: Beth Daigle

Publisher: W.L.Marker

ISBN: 978-1-947966-079



Author: Carl J. Schramm

Publisher: Simon &Schuster
ISBN: 978-1-4767-9435-8






Editors:Martha Collins and Kevin Prufer
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 978-1-55597-792-4


Author: Pratima RaoGluckman,

Publisher: Friesen Press
ISBN:  978-1-1210-0


Author: Travis Smith

Publisher: Templeton Press
ISBN: 978-1-59947-4-0



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