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text 2015-09-26 19:35
R.I.P Harvey Chute

Some of you will remember, I asked for your help in buying Harvey Chute's book so he could see one last spike in sales. I do not know if Harvey saw it, but his ranking did skyrocket for a time. I hope he was able to smile about that. If he did see it, I'm sure he appreciated your efforts. 

 

Harvey put up one helluva fight, but he passed away yesterday. At least he's no longer suffering. Harvey was a good man. He did a lot for the indie/small press community and touched quite a few lives, many of those belonging to people who he only had a passing acquaintance with. He was an inspiration to me and I will never forget him.

 

Long days and pleasant nights, Harvey. 

 

The announcement of his passing can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

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text 2015-09-25 21:23
Available free on Choosy Bookworm website in exchange for honest review.
Stone and Silt - Harvey Chute

http://choosybookworm.com/product/stone-and-silt/#!prettyPhoto[product-gallery]/2/

 

This is the book by the author that Edward Lorn posted about that he shares a publisher with (Red Adept Publishing). (http://jessicafox.booklikes.com/post/1239164/i-have-a-favor-to-ask-of-all-of-you) The author had just signed Hospice care papers after a battle with cancer. It is a good book. (My Review)

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text 2015-08-31 17:05
August: I read a lot more than I thought :) Part 1
Zombies VS Robots Complete Complete Zombie Robot (Korean edition) - Chris La dial
Magno Girl - Joe Canzano
Magno Girl and the Beast of Brooklyn - Joe Canzano
Check Mate - Michelle Knight
Galadria: Peter Huddleston & The Mists of the Three Lakes (The Galadria Fantasy Trilogy) (Volume 2) - Miguel Lopez de leon
Galadria: Peter Huddleston & the Knights of the Leaf - Miguel Lopez de Leon
Crystal Mermaids - King Sandy's Fortress - Gracie DeForest,Gracie DeForest,VFK Graphic Arts Team
Stone and Silt - Harvey Chute
Fever: A Ballroom Romance (#1) - Tonya Plank
In the Arms of the Dark Elf - Willow Nonea Rae

Zombies VS Robots Complete Complete Zombie Robot (Korean edition) - Chris La dial (2 1/2 stars) 

 

Magno Girl - Joe Canzano  (5 stars)

 

Magno Girl and the Beast of Brooklyn - Joe Canzano  (5 stars)

 

Check Mate - Michelle Knight  (5stars)

 

Galadria: Peter Huddleston & The Mists of the Three Lakes (The Galadria Fantasy Trilogy) (Volume 2) - Miguel Lopez de leon  (4 stars)

 

Galadria: Peter Huddleston & the Knights of the Leaf - Miguel Lopez de Leon  (4 stars)

 

Crystal Mermaids - King Sandy's Fortress - Gracie DeForest,Gracie DeForest,VFK Graphic Arts Team  (4 stars)

 

Stone and Silt - Harvey Chute  (4 1/2 stars)

 

Fever: A Ballroom Romance (#1) - Tonya Plank  (2 stars)

 

In the Arms of the Dark Elf - Willow Nonea Rae (1 1/2 stars)

 

 

 

 

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review 2015-08-30 23:51
Thank you E. for the wonderful recommendation.
Stone and Silt - Harvey Chute

Synopsis:

(from Goodreads)

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love.

 

My thoughts:

This is a lovely book meant for young adults, but I think it is enjoyable for adults too. There is much to this novel. The story involves subjects like racism, bullying, interracial marriage, and native Indian culture. There is mystery, murder, illness, and budding love.

 

 

Nikaia, who is the child of a Welshman and a native American mother, is the victim to bullying due to her interracial heritage. The name the other children call her stings every time she hears it, Half-breed. Another boy, Lee Sim, is also a child who is picked on do to ethnicity, Chinaman. There is an obvious budding affection between the two throughout the story.

 

This story is set in the later half of the eighteenth century during the gold rush. The author has obviously done he research on the time period in which the story is set.

 

The author's writing is top notch and at times this story reminds me of a couple of classic novels: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Little House on the Prairie books, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

 

The way I came across this book is through a blog post by a friend. http://edwardlorn.booklikes.com/post/1239135/i-have-a-favor-to-ask-of-all-of-you I never intended to finish this as quickly as I did, or to enjoy it as much as I did. I will admit, the blog post hit a spot with me. I watched both my mother and my grandmother lose their battle with cancer. My mother's fight lasted for a lengthy amount of time, ten years, my grandmother only a few short weeks. They both took their last breaths in a Hospice center. I lost both them within the last four years.

 

I not only give this book a high recommendation, but I gushed about it to my daughter's seventh grade teacher today.

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text 2015-08-30 19:58
Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 208 pages.
Stone and Silt - Harvey Chute

“What curious questions. You really want that brooch, it seems.” Annie peered at Nikaia. “Not right to ask an old woman to recall who bought a brooch two months ago.”

 

Nikaia held her hopes in check as Annie sat and rocked.

 

“But that one… yes, that one I do remember. It was not one of my usual customers. How could I forget? I sold it to a lady of the night.”

 

Excerpt From: "Stone and Silt" by Harvey Chute. Scribd.

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Read this book on Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/230434546 

 

 

 

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