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    Diane Donovan

    Diane's reviews, blogs and articles have appeared (over the past three decades) in VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), Popular Woodworking, GRIT, The Bookwatch, Children's Bookwatch, and more. She now edits Children's Bookwatch and California Bookwatch for The Midwest Book Review, and her regular column Donovan's Bookshelf in the monthly publication MBR Bookwatch profiles the best in upcoming new releases!

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  • Review: From Timbuktu To Duck And Cover By Lewis Lucke

    Review: From Timbuktu To Duck And Cover By Lewis Lucke0

    From Timbuktu to Duck and Cover: Improbable Tales from a Career in Foreign Service covers some thirty years working in foreign service and living in over eleven countries, and traverses nations throughout Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, and South America. Retired US Ambassador Lewis Lucke’s career was not only “never boring,” but often assumed the

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  • Review: The Sugar Maple Grove: A Powerful Saga Of Confrontation, Uprising, And Change

    Review: The Sugar Maple Grove: A Powerful Saga Of Confrontation, Uprising, And Change0

    Historical fiction readers interested in 20th century small-town Kentucky’s struggles with racial strife will find The Sugar Maple Grove a powerful saga of confrontation, uprising, and change. It holds a frightening message for modern times as it outlines the possibility of the kinds of prejudice this nation may be returning to. As such, John E. Espy’s message,

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