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ANOTHER STELLAR GOODREADS REVIEW

Paul rated it 5 stars   Told in reminiscences, this novel is one person’s story of growing up in 1950s Chicago. It is not a very pretty picture. Johnny Ryba was your average resident of post-war America. Dad worked long … Continue reading

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JUDE HENDERSON REVIEWS ON GOODREADS

Jude Henderson rated it Bitersweet. If I had to describe this book in one word that would be it. Bitersweet. It was such a beautiful book, but at the same time, very sad. Though I think those two kinda go … Continue reading

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A MUST-READ!!

WAITING FOR POPS by John Philip Riffice     September 24, 2011     Biographies are often a double-edged sword; I find that reading them leaves me with mixed feelings.  There’s a special kind of feeling that only a biography can achieve, though it … Continue reading

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A POWERFUL STORY, A GIFTED WRITER

BOOKED UP Book Review: WAITING FOR POPS by John Riffice  Johnny’s teenage years growing up in 1950’s blue-collar Chicago involve dealing with many of the rites of passage familiar to all boys, such as first dates and first loves.  His … Continue reading

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AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

  Sep 25, 2011 L.E.Olteano rated it Shelves: blog-review, reviewed Biographies are a double edged sword; I find that reading them leaves me with mixed feelings. There’s a special kind of beauty that only they can achieve, but it comes … Continue reading

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TC Reviews WFP on Goodreads

  Aug 07, 2011 TC rated it Johnny’s teenage years growing up in 1950s Chicago involve dealing with many of the rites of passage familiar to all boys, like first dates and kisses. His story though is also one of … Continue reading

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Terri Reviews Waiting For Pops

Terri rated it Johnny’s father dies when he is young, leaving his mother to raise him and his autistic sister. She cannot cope and turns to scotch leaving Johnny to parent himself and his sister Rosie (until she can not … Continue reading

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AS SEEN ON GOODREADS BY KERRA

  Jan 03, 2012 Kerra rated it Shelves: heart-felt, spirit, survival, mystery-thrillers I absolutely loved this book! I was very shocked. It started out as a great novel about a boy who was dealing with alot of life issues. His … Continue reading

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HERE’S WHAT FicChick THINKS

Karen M “FicChick” , Book Reviewer What can I say? Waiting For Pops was unquestionably the best piece of fiction I’ve read in the last five years. Author John Riffice has a unique ability to transport the reader back in … Continue reading

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An Emotional Tale That Pulls You Along

5.0 out of 5 stars By Reviewer Charlene, Literary R&R Blog Reading Waiting For Pops is akin to poignant voyeurism. Through the eyes of Johnny, we are introduced to a family of deeply, deeply moving characters. An alcoholic mother, the … Continue reading

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