Turning Leaves – a collection of ideas about books, reading, and writing, mostly book reviews. What does the writer intend? Must we all glean the same nuggets of truth? I covered novels, short story collections, nonfiction, poetry, and a bit of miscellany. Some are books by famous authors, and others are by local authors, not famous yet, that I know. One theme that ties the works together is awareness – of self, of others, of our world. This is writing to understand. Readers may agree or disagree.