Yes Is Better Than No

By Byrd Baylor

Place: Publisher & Year: Tucson, AZ: Silvercloud Books, c 1972, 2011

Genre: General fiction

ISBN: 9780984674404

Audience: Adult

Number of pages: 187

Setting: Tucson, AZ

Time period: Early 1970’s

Plot summary: Maria Vasquez is trying to eke out a life for herself and her children in Tucson.  It is difficult because the ways of Anglos are vastly different from those of Papagos.  Friends and neighbors can often be relied upon and one can always ask St. Jude for help – but this should only be done as a last resort. Continue reading


River Marked

By Patricia Briggs; narrated by Lorelei King

Place: Publisher & Year: New York: Penguin Audio, 2011

Genres: Fantasy, contemporary fantasy, paranormal, mystery, paranormal mystery, mythic fiction

Series: Mercy Thompson; 6

Format: Audiobook – MP3

ISBN: 9781101436547

Audience: Adult

Length: 8 hours, 54 minutes

Setting: Columbia River Gorge – OR & WA,  Tri-cities (Richland, Kennewick, & Pasco), WA

Time period: Contemporary

Plot summary: Mercy and Adam finally get to spend some alone time together for their honeymoon.  No vampires, no other werewolves – it’s just the two of them camping along the Columbia River.  However, Mercy’s connection to coyotes and Coyote, means that chaos will find her.  This time chaos takes the form of a monster that lives in the river. Continue reading