Category: Books

Bloodhorn by Graham Spence

BOOK ENDS by Jill Hedgecock, Program Coordinator Mount Diablo California Writer’s Club jillhedgecock.com Blog: http://writersotj.wordpress.com In “Bloodhorn” (2017, CIPP, 304 pages, $10.00) by Graham Spence, main character, Chris Stone, is…

The Orphan’s Tale

book review Bookends by Jill hedgecock The Orphan’s Tale (2017, MIRA, 368 pages, $7.57) by Pam Jenoff provides fascinating insights into the lives of German traveling circus performers under Nazi…

Rhino in the Room

bookends by Fran cain Rhino in the Room by Jill Hedgecock (2018, Goshawk Press, paperback, 307 pages, $11.99) is part safari guide and part eye-opener about the illegal hunting, or…

My Name is Memory

Bookends by Jill Hedgecock, Program Director for Mount Diablo California Writer’s Club My Name is Memory (2011, Riverhead Books, 352 pages, $7.57) by Ann Brashares is the story of reincarnation,…

Wintergirls

BOOK REVIEW by Jill Hedgecock, Program Coordinator, Mt. Diablo California Writer’s Club http://writerotj.wordpress.com It’s no secret that American culture equates a woman’s beauty with a thin, shapely body. In Wintergirls…

Luckiest Girl Alive

Review by Jill Hedgecock Program Coordinator, Mount Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club www.jillhedgecock.com Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (2016, Simon & Schuster, paperback, 368 pages, $9.51) has…

The Girl with All the Gifts

Book Ends Review by Jill Hedgecock Program Coordinator, Mount Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club www.jillhedgecock.com Fans of the hit television show “The Walking Dead” will absolutely love “The…

At the Edge of the Orchard

Review by Jill Hedgecock Program Coordinator, Mount Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club www.jillhedgecock.com In At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier (2016, hardcover, Viking, 289 pages,…

The Life We Bury

Review by Jill Hedgecock Program Coordinator, Mount Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club www.jillhedgecock.com Fathers come in all different forms. In The Life We Bury (2014, Seventh Street Books,…