08-31-2007 05:40 PM
Tales of the Tree People
"To tree...or not to tree?"
A story about two young children who discover a God given gift that enables them to help save the earth, and it’s people. Their journey is filled with excitement and adventure. Along the way they learn good morals, and facts from exciting characters...Their desire to please God and their family grants them the ability to actually do so.
Travel with them from the countryside, to an entirely different country, as they experience the beauty, wonder and complexity of God’s creations.
Fall in love with the unique characters as their charming personalities unfold before you. Transport yourself to an imaginary world where the impossible, becomes possible ...Where with a little faith, dreams beyond your most vivid imagination come true...
This book is a tale consisting of truth, intended for our precious youth. Created in hope that families will enjoy reading a positive story together. Leaving the parents feeling confident that their children’s impressionable young minds will not be influenced in a negative manner...
Lori E. Mazzola is a traditionally published children’s book author. She is also an internationally published poet. Her first children’s book was published in November of 2006.
For more information about Lori or Tales of the Tree People
Please visit her author website at www.talesofthetreepeople.com
"To tree...or not to tree?"
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NY Times review:
Junot Diaz's Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a wondrous, not-so-brief first novel that is so original it can only be described as Mario Vargas Llosa meets "Star Trek" meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West. It is funny, street-smart and keenly observed, and it unfolds from a comic portrait of a second-generation Dominican geek into a harrowing meditation on public and private history and the burdens of familial history. An extraordinarily vibrant book that's fueled by adrenaline-powered prose, it's confidently steered through several decades of history by a madcap, magpie voice that's equally at home talking about Tolkien and Trujillo, anime movies and ancient Dominican curses, sexual shenanigans at Rutgers University and secret police raids in Santo Domingo…It is Mr. Diaz's achievement in this galvanic novel that he's fashioned both a big picture window that opens out on the sorrows of Dominican history, and a small, intimate window that reveals one family's life and loves. In doing so, he's written a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.
09-30-2007 02:28 AM
chrisiyer, thanks for the review...I'm always looking for new (good) books to read. I just finished a new (AND CONTROVERSIAL) book called Solemnly Swear. My expectations were low (new release from first-time author Joe Porrazzo) but this new book delivered a knock-out punch! It started with a great hook (a witness to a Mob murder is trapped in his bomb-laden car). The story started fast, and seemed a little predictable, until the twists and red herrings delivered a page-turning frenzy like I haven't had in awhile. This mystery thriller came with a huge payoff at the end that I never saw coming. Well written...well edited...this one's the sleeper of the year! Here's the info if you want to check it out: