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BookTrib's Bites: Featuring the Maestro, Historical Fiction and Suspense

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This Was Toscanini: The Maestro, My Father and Me"This Was Toscanini: The Maestro, My Father and Me"
by Lucy Antek Johnson

Arturo Toscanini is widely considered the greatest conductor of the modern age and remains a towering figure in the world of classical music. His explosive passions, dynamic music making, and legendary leadership continue to inspire and influence today's musicians while still captivating new generations of enthusiastic fans. Here is an intimate musical portrait of the Maestro, told from the perspective of first violinist Samuel Antek, who played under Toscanini's baton for 17 years in the famed NBC Symphony Orchestra.

 In this expanded second edition, Samuel Antek's reflections gain sparkling new facets of insight from his daughter Lucy, with vivid recollections about her father and his most memorable musical partnership. Purchase at

Lion, Tiger, Bear"Lion, Tiger, Bear"
by John W. Warner IV

The wild adventures of Lady Beatrice, the defiant, libertine MI6 operative and WWII pilot, continue in this sequel to the epic Little Anton, a mystery thriller set during the 1942 African Desert conflict.

In "Lion, Tiger, Bear," the hunt is on for Bea and her team to locate a secret German mining operation, airbase, and Ahnenerbe SS archeology dig in Iraq that is directly linked to the German Wunderwaffe atomic bomb, free energy, and antigravity programs- -- technologies that rely on mysterious and hidden ancient technology and philosophy.

 All author profits go to wounded veteran charities. Purchase at

The Hotel"The Hotel"
by Pamela Kelley

Secrets and Nantucket's most exclusive and glamorous, family-owned hotel.

The Whitley is Nantucket's most exclusive waterfront hotel -- a family owned business.

Changes are in store for Paula when her grandfather promotes her and fires her cousin--who then blames Paula. Paula's grandfather also hires a consultant to help her -- David, who is also in Nantucket also for another reason, a difficult family issue.

Meanwhile, a blond romantic comedy superstar is hiding out at The Hotel. She meets Paula's brother, a chef--who has no idea who she is. A new family saga from the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of "The Nantucket Inn" and "The Restaurant." Purchase at

A Kind of Hush"A Kind of Hush"
by JoDee Neathery

D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review says, this book will appeal to "readers of stories of growth and recovery…as a moment in time changes a family forever." From the award-winning author of "Life in a Box" comes a novel set in Buffalo, NY, and Texas' Big Bend area exploring whether there is a gray area between right and wrong.

The Mackie family is enjoying an outing at Zoar Valley Gorge when tragedy strikes leaving one parent dead, a teenage daughter traumatized and their seven-year-old son hiding in the woods. Accident or something more heinous? As each survivor pieces together that day, a mantle of ambiguity -- a kind of hush -- hangs between them like a live grenade without its pin. Purchase at

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