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Dec.11.2012
  We've all seen the following scenario before. The TV preacher leans into the microphone and with both eyes on the camera tells the viewer that unless he's wealthy and healthy than he can't be a blessing to others nor can he serve the God they worship.   Matthew B. Redmond's latest...
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Dec.06.2012
The Washington Post just gave With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz and Others a lengthy review! It's available online here. Thank you! (With many more exclamation points, as the Washington Post reviewer notes....) The book launch...
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Dec.05.2012
Ligotti’s 1994 collection, NOCTUARY, has been reissued by Subterranean Press (2012.) This incarnation contains eight brooding short stories, an enlightening introduction by the author and twenty amazing flash fictions, tighter and darker than anything you might have recently read.   The...
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Dec.03.2012
By Pamela Beason www.pamelabeason.com If you’re looking for a novel with some bite, look no further. I’m talking cougars (and I don’t mean middle-aged women after young studs). I’m talking coyotes and wilderness and mountains and scenery and don’t forget about a missing child. With enough animals...
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Nov.26.2012
By Matt Hilton http://www.matthiltonbooks.com/ Plot Joe Hunter, ex Special Operations assassin, is living in Tampa after the death of a loved one. On this particular day, he spots two cops tailing him. Soon after confronting them, they are both killed by sniper bullets. Hunter is now on the run,...
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Nov.22.2012
By George Pelecanos http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/georgepelecanos/ Plot Ex Marine and Iraq vet Spero Lucas works as an investigator for a Washington, D.C. defense attorney. He also has a sideline business finding lost items for people. Drug runner Anwan Hawkins, in jail awaiting...
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Nov.14.2012
Wednesdays Phil Naessens Show is a replay of two great interviews with two amazing authors. First up author Scoop Malinowski discusses his latest book Marcelo Rios: The Man we Barely Knew followed by author Michael R. Newnham discussing his latest book Make Your Own Application. To...
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Nov.09.2012
Yolen, J. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Yolen (1998). The one-armed queen. New York, A Tom Doherty Associates Book. Scillia is thirteen years old at the start of this novel about a royal family in the distant past somewhere in the British Isles called the Dales.  http://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Nov.09.2012
Armstrong, W. H. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_H._Armstrong  (1969). Sounder.  New York Evanston London, Harper and Row. Sounder is a name of a family dog, a mixture of Georgia redbone hound and bulldog. He belongs to the main character’s father, an African-American who depends on...
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Nov.09.2012
Chin, Frank. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Chin (1991). Donald Duk. Minneapolis, Coffee House Press. Twelve-year-old Donald Duk is Chinese-American, lives in San Francisco, takes weekly tap dance lessons and attends a private school where Chinese-American kids like himself are comfortable...