Bruno Jambor

Bruno Jambor graduated from the University of Illinois and has a PhD in astronomy.  He worked in the space industry, designing and building space modules, launch rockets, and analyzing data from stars and comets. Now retired, he lives with his wife at the foot of the Rockies in Colorado. He cultivates what the deer let him grow, which is mostly pinion pine, penstemon, and sage.  His debut novel, Wildfire in the Desert, was published in 2015. Read more about Bruno at: http://bjambor.com 

Book Reviews by Bruno Jambor

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Citadel of God: A Novel about Saint Benedict

The Emperors had moved east to Constantinople, the Goths had conquered most of Italy and favored Arianism over orthodoxy in the Catholic faith, and Roman nobility pursued games and pleasures while following a politics of coexistence with their conquerors for survival. In the midst of the chaotic decay that was the sixth century in what had been the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one man is laying the foundations for a new type of civilization. Through this new way, he seeks to form men dedicated to building a citadel of God. He is building monasteries. His name is Benedict of Nursia.

Louis de Wohl’...

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Little World of Don Camillo

First published in the years following World War II, Giovanni Guareschi’s The Little World of Don Camillo has a mysterious appeal that captivates the mind and resonates propitiously in the souls of 21st century readers.

Nestled in the valley of the Po River is a little village where a Samson-like priest, Don Camillo, is at odds with the Goliath-sized Communist mayor of the village Peppone. These two are built from the same clay, but politics oppose them in everything they do. At the main altar of the village church is Christ on the cross. Don Camillo speaks to Him every day and C...

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The Cypresses Believe in God

What is there to know about the Spanish Civil War that would entice a modern reader to pick up a book the size and weight of The Cypresses Believe in God?  After all, we all know what there is to know about it, don’t we?  Did not Rick, the owner of Rick’s Café in the movie Casablanca, take part in it on the good side, the side of the Republican loyalists, those who fought Nazism?  And did not the famous painting by Picasso, called Guernica, symbolize the massacre of those who fought for liberty by the Fascist forces of General Franco, using the air power provi...

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