Book review

"Postings from the Far Shore of Life; An Incurable Cancer Patient's Reflections On Life, Death, And The Journey Between," by T N Robbins

A serious account by Tom Robbins, a cancer patient, who reviews his life from diagnosis through treatment . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith

THE NAKED AND THE DAMNED by Neville Johnston

A beautiful French woman, wrongly convicted of spying for the Germans in World War One Paris and sentenced to be put to death by a firing squad, escapes under a new identity to New York City . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith

"The Kind to Kill" by Tessa Wegert

A missing tourist spells trouble for Senior Investigator Shana Merchant in this page-turning twisty mystery set in an atmospheric island community with a small-town vibe . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith

Raccoon Hunting with Uncle Aaron

Uncle Aaron was a true outdoorsman; he knew how and where to catch squirrels, how to find wild honey trees, where to gather hickory nuts, how to trap a muskrat, and where the fish were biting – a true man of all seasons.

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Manley L. Rusho

The New Frontenac Hotel Story, by Susan G. Mathis

Susan Mathis has just published book nine, "Rachel’s Reunion", in her Thousand Islands book series. This novel focuses on the amazing history of the old New Frontenac Hotel on Round Island as well as hope!

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Susan W. Smith

Horses of the Country

If you are a horse lover or have horses in your background, my new book Horses of the Country: An Homage will entertain, as well as shed light on the vital role of horses in the lives of our ancestors.

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Claudia Smith

"There is a River" by Heather Chitty

It only took two minutes to realize that the book needs to be introduced to the Thousand Islands community.

Volume 17, Issue 10, October 2022
Susan W. Smith

"Grenell 1912" Lynn McElfresh's Book 4

Residents—buckets in hand—rushed to the scene from every corner of the Park. Two boys took turns working the hand pump on the corner. Men, women, and children formed a bucket brigade.

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Susan W. Smith

“Dishing It Up” with May Irwin: Now for Canning & Pickling

“Home canned food has a different, “Home canned food has a different, fresher flavor— and you don’t realize how easy it is to ‘put up’,” says May Irwin, in her 1922 column on cooking . . .

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Karen Killian with Emily St. Marie

An Interview with Thousand Islands Gilded Age author Susan G. Mathis

Good news for summer reading. Author Susan G. Mathis has published another novel about the Thousand Islands, and more specifically about the area of Calumet Island.

Volume 17, Issue 6, June 2022
Susan W. Smith

DEAD WIND: A New Shana Merchant Investigator Novel by Tessa Wegert

Tessa Wegert's DEAD WIND is a new novel released in hard cover on 5 April, 2022 – just in time for a summer read! This is Tessa's third novel in a series that takes place in the Thousand Islands.

Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2022
Susan W. Smith

The Elk Whistle Warrior Society Coming This year

The Elk Whistle Warrior Society is a novel that sheds light on what is happening to the Indigenous women of Turtle Island. . .

Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2022
Rick Revelle

Books by Neville Johnston

Thank you Neville, writing three novels in a lifetime is an achievement but in less than three years is an accomplishment, indeed.

Volume 16, Issue 12, December 2021
Susan W. Smith

Book Review: Deep River Deception by John Lefevere

I don't want to give anything away, since this is a mystery, but when I got to a certain place in Part 2, I literally could not put the book down.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Susan W. Smith

Alson Skinner Clark and about "Colleen’s Confession"

American Impressionist artist, muralist, and photographer, Alson Skinner Clark is most remembered for his beautiful landscapes that often sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Susan G. Mathis

Book Review: "From Bad to Verse . . . plus . . . Something in the Air", by John Scott Cowan

"It's just not possible to write serious stuff all the time. . . " Plus "I’m not at ease in the air; every time a plane banks more than 45 degrees I still get tense . . . "

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Susan W. Smith

Book Review: A St. Lawrence Summer, by Helen Cardamone

As you approach the Thousand Island Bridge, you hear, "Who can see the water first? There is a secret crevice between trees that offers a first glance that you always struggle to find.

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Susan W. Smith

River bRat, Book Review and Excerpts

It was during these years that I became known alternately as Carrot Top and Fire Dome. My flaming red hair came from my Great Grandma Putnam . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Susan W. Smith