BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads

Posted 1/23/24

(NewsUSA) - Obesity: It’s Not What You Think It Is by Richard Fast A refreshingly simple approach to understanding the endlessly confusing world of dieting, fitness, weight loss and nutrition. …

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BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads


(NewsUSA) - Obesity: It’s Not What You Think It Is by Richard Fast 

ObesityA refreshingly simple approach to understanding the endlessly confusing world of dieting, fitness, weight loss and nutrition. Divided into three parts -- The Culprit, The Cause and The Cure -- it takes readers on an eye-opening journey into the recent origins of our “modern” obesity epidemic and how we’ve come to find ourselves mired in the absurd paradox of being overfed and undernourished, resulting in the greatest health crises we’ve ever faced. 

The book exposes the endless myths around weight loss, fitness and health and the industries that are profiting mightily through their deception and deceit. Despite what we’ve been told, obesity is not a weight issue; it’s a health issue, and it affects us all regardless of our weight. 

Weight loss begins with a different perspective and the understanding that health is our natural state. Purchase at

Flight of the Rondone by Patrick Girondi 

Flight of the RondoneA true rags-to-riches tale in which the protagonist, an entertaining and eccentric high school dropout, starts his career shining shoes, stealing car parts, and escaping life-threatening situations while outwitting the Chicago police. His fortunes quickly change when his eldest son, Santino, is diagnosed with a fatal blood disease. The author hunts for a cure in a drama that has boundless implications in the world of gene therapy. 

 After decades, he delivers the world’s first commercial batch of vector with the potential to cure Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia. But the success of the cure—and the fate of his son—is imperiled, in a world of lab jackets, mysterious deaths, and cutthroat Wall Street banksters. This is a story of love, beating the odds -- gritty and realistic with little regard for empire or etiquette. Purchase at

Bitter Ground by D.A. Galloway 

Bitter Ground126 days. 1200 miles. A fight for survival. 

In this third volume of the “Frontier Travel Series” based on actual events from the Amazon #1 bestselling author, after Graham Davidson witnesses Custer’s defeat at Little Bighorn, he wants to raise his family away from the battles of the Great Sioux War. Graham and Makawee travel with their two children to northeast Oregon, hoping to find a home with the Nez Perce. 

 When several Indian bands won’t abide by a treaty that forces them onto a reservation, their peaceful life is shattered. Graham and his family join 700 Nez Perce in their flight from the U.S. Army in 1877. 

 The caravan makes a perilous trek through Idaho, Yellowstone National Park, and Montana. The exiled people hope to reach Canada, but military leaders plan to capture or kill the Nez Perce before they get there. Can Graham and Makawee be among the casualties? Purchase at

Fireflies and Zeroes by Liz Larson 

Fireflies and Zeroes“A book as complex and rich as the small town it portrays in such loving detail.” In this Amazon bestseller, the pop-punk trio The Generation is back -- after a yearlong hiatus in which their beloved Charlottesville, VA, hometown was rocked by racist violence and they have heard nothing but radio silence from their brilliant yet volatile front man, Max. 

At a party on the eve of their reunion tour, guitarist Jason watches in horror as Max is thrown to his death off a balcony. Or so he thinks. In the chaotic hours that follow, it’s clear that the victim on the balcony was an imposter, and there are no simple answers when it comes to the real Max. 

Jason resolves to find Max and, in doing so, will unravel surprising personal truths about the people and places he cares about most. Purchase at