Book Review

Review: "The Yesterdays of Grand Rapids" by Charles Belknap

by (DROWE66)

Submitted 04-16-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Charles E. Belknap was a man for all seasons in the history of Grand Rapids. He was a Civil War hero, successful business man, firefighter, US Congressman,  and mayor of Grand Rapids. He moved with his family to Grand Rapids at eight years of...

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Newly-released book by local author highlights Grand Rapids food justice issues

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 06-26-2013 under OPINION

When I received a copy of Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution by Lisa Rose Starner (American Palate, 2013), I wasn’t sure what to expect. The topic of food in West Michigan is near and dear to my heart. Would it go beyond the obvious...

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Abuse victim advocates for healing in new book

by (AnnByle)

Submitted 11-08-2012 under NEWS

Give readers a one-sentence description of your book, When a Woman You Love Was Abused. My book is a guide for husbands to help them understand and then be able to help their wives who have experienced childhood sexual abuse; it’s also...

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The price of liberty: Bugan's "Burying the Typewriter"

by (David Cope)

Submitted 07-10-2012 under OPINION

As a writer and citizen of the world, Carmen Bugan has many roles. The Grand Rapids-based poet is a Romanian expatriate, eldest child of Ion and Mioara Bugan and chronicler of her father’s heroic stand against the tyrannical Ceau┼čescu regime...

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Book Review: The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 10-27-2009 under OPINION

 Once, over a decade ago, I picked up Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver and promptly put it down after the first chapter. There was a plainness about it that I found uninteresting. Earlier this year I found the same book at a used bookstore...

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