Janet K. Brennan
Casa De Snapdragon
12901 Bryce Court NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
9780979307560, $15.95, www.casadesnapdragon.com
Life at the turn of the twentieth century was full of its own intriguing adventures. "Harriet Murphy: A Little Bit of Something" is a series of short stories following titular character Harriet Murphy as she deals with life in a small town in the Sierra Nevada as she finds her own niche in life surrounded by truly unique and intriguing characters. A story sure to invoke much entertainment, "Harriet Murphy" is a collection that is sure to please. Also from Casa de Snapdragon is "The Making of Tibias Ivory: Through the Eyes of Innocence (9780984053049, $19.95) by D. Allen Jenkins. IT is a tale of a tragic young mixed race child who must overcome neglect to find some semblance of normalcy in life.
9465 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 840, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
A better tomorrow starts with using what she has today. "Birth: When the Spiritual and the Material Come Together" is Shari Arison's call to changing the world. A highly successful businesswoman, she believes it is her destiny to use her wealth as a platform for a better tomorrow. She states a better tomorrow is not something one woman can do alone, as a cooperation of people and understanding of sustainability and responsibility is a philosophy that needs to be more greatly embraced. "Birth" is a solidly recommended pick that should not be ignored for those with hope for the future.
Two Harbors Press
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401
9781935097419, $17.95, www.twoharborspress.com
Science is in the business of asking why, and sometimes science itself is asked why. "The Departments" is a story of a university faced with this question of why their work is important and why they do what they do. A small town is held up by its university, but the university's purpose is brought into question, and its researchers and...