Don Mulcare

Don Mulcare, retired biologist-embryologist-gerontologist continues to develop, particularly as a writer of fiction and non fiction.

Book Reviews by Don Mulcare

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A Soldier Surrenders: The Conversion of St. Camillus de Lellis

Susan Peek has introduced another of her friends in high places. Camillus de Lellis lived in the sixteenth century, a time of saints and turmoil. Nonetheless, his life and example relate especially well to our own time. His résumé included life as a soldier, a veteran, a wounded warrior, a gambler, a drunk, a homeless person, a nurse/orderly, a hospital administrator, a founder of a religious order, and ultimately a saint.

With his father, a fellow mercenary, he chased armies, joined battles and spent his free time carousing and card-sharking. De Lellis sold his loyalty to the highest bidder, so ...

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The Blood Cries Out

Fans of fast moving police dramas set in Seattle will delight in Karl Bjorn Erickson's novel, The Blood Cries Out. It helps follow the exploits of homicide Detective David Lightholler, if the reader links to a Google map of the Washington’s northwestern corner. The reader becomes an incidental tourist while enjoying an action novel.

Dave allows the reader into his mind as he wrestles with personal and professional dilemmas. He shares secrets, whether they alert the occasional ferry traveler to the best way to avoid mal de mere without the use of Dramamine or invites them to explore the root ...

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Sisters of the Last Straw: The Case of the Missing Novice (Volume 2)

A caricature can reveal more truth than a photograph. The Sisters of the Last Straw, reminiscent of the antics of Don Camillo in the stories by Giovannino Guareschi (1908-68), were in fact human. Thank God. Each had her own “fault,” be it a temper, an obsession or an addiction. Each nun had received her walking papers from at least one other congregation. Once they banded together, they formed an abrasive but loving community, a spiritual sandpaper rubbing their souls smooth and perfect.

The fragile tranquility of the community shattered over the presence of a dog, its puddles and...

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