Category Archives: Books

Jewish Diaspora Book Review

We came across a recent review of Irene Shaland’s book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories: Tales of Jewish Diaspora, Persecution, the Holocaust and Rebirth in Europe, Africa and Asia” and want to share it with our readers. … Continue reading

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Thornybush Game Reserve Executive talks about “Suburbanites on Safari”

Here is what Nic Griffin, Chief Executive of The Thornybush Game Lodge Collection, had to say after reviewing Alex Shaland’s new book “Suburbanites on Safari” “Alex’s book is a fascinating intro to Safari choice criteria, its also easy light reading … Continue reading

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Review of Suburbanites on Safari by Marcia Polevoi

After reading my recently released book, Suburbanites on Safari: Chasing Lions and Giraffes in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Marcia Polevoi wrote a wonderful and insightful review that follows. “I have always wanted to go to Africa to see all the … Continue reading

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Barbara Miller’s Review of Suburbanites on Safari

Book: “Suburbanites on Safari” by Alex Shaland, Publisher: GTA Books “Are you ready for a wildlife adventure in southern Africa? Not sure where to start? What a wonderful travel guide “Suburbanites on Safari” is! Indispensable. Incredible photography and written in an … Continue reading

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About the Author of Suburbanites on Safari

Many of our readers who follow my wife Irene Shaland’s books, magazine articles, and lectures know me as a photographer who’s photos appeared in Irene’s publications and slide presentations. But only few know that I am also a writer myself. … Continue reading

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Suburbanites on Safari Ranks #1 New Release on Amazon

Fantastic News from Amazon! Recently, Amazon ranked Alex Shaland’s upcoming book ” Suburbanites on Safari ” as Amazon #1 New Release. Following is a description of Alex Shaland’s new book: “An amazing real life perspective on African safari that has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Birds for beginners in Southern Africa by Philip Coetzee

Review by Philip Coetzee If you look for a field guide, this is the wrong book, but if you want to understand more about birds, about their biology, habits and habitat, this is the perfect book.  In a fun way, with … Continue reading

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Book Event at Appletree Books

Book Event Date and Time:  Thursday March 30th 7:00 PM Book Event Location: Appletree Books 12419 Cedar at Fairmount Cleveland Hts. OH 44106 216.791.2665 Limited seating. Advance registrations strongly suggested. Call 216.791.2665 to register. An internationally-published Cleveland-based writer, Irene Shaland introduces … Continue reading

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New Ad for The Dao of Being Jewish Book

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The “Jewish Question” in Vienna (excerpt from The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories)

Don’t look for the Steinedererinnerung in your guidebook: the murdered Jews of Austria have neither a Rick Steves nor a Frommer. And Vienna, basking in its Baroque and Art Nouveau splendor, would rather have you waltzing from Schonbrunn palace to … Continue reading

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