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holly-weiss's picture
Dec.19.2012
  Enchanting and Heart Wrenching The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan is now available in Canada and will be released January 10, 2013 in the United States. The tone of the book is set well by this quote from a French daily newspaper that introduces us to the first chapter—“No social...
cliff-burns's picture
Aug.17.2011
It's official. I'll be reading at the McNally Robinson bookstore in Saskatoon on Wednesday, October 12th, 7:30 p.m. The purpose of this rare public appearance, needless to say, is to plug my two supernatural thrillers, So Dark the Night and Of the Night.  No arm-twisting required:  I love...
cara-lorello's picture
Nov.27.2010
My experience reading author Joyce Maynard’s bestselling work is little to zip, to say the least, one exception being the film-adapted ‘To Die For,’ which I’ll say I liked very much. I recently picked up a copy of her 2009 work, ‘Labor Day,’ at a local library sale, remembering her name from the...
cliff-burns's picture
Jul.15.2010
When I go quiet, it's a good sign. It means I'm working, boys and girls, and you'll find evidence of my latest literary and visual endeavors on my main blog over at WordPress.   I decided I wanted to try a "cut up" piece, an homage to Messrs. Burroughs and Gysin.   But then I went a...
christopher-bernard's picture
Sep.05.2009
The Man Who Talked to the Sea              He stands by the hour on the edge of the beach, staring at the sea.             He stands near the water’s edge, in the roar of the breaking waves, his eyes scanning the horizon or focused on a single point, or gazing at a cloud.             He sometimes...
aberjhani's picture
Jul.18.2009
Anyone first introduced to the impassioned prose of Carlos Ruiz Zafón through his international bestseller, The Shadow of the Wind, will find it difficult to avoid comparing it to any follow-up to the novel. Where Zafón's latest release in English, The Angel's Game is concerned, that is both a good...
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Apr.27.2009
MAY NEWS FROM SUSAN WIGGS“…you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable / And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table / No one can find the rewind button, girl / So cradle your head in your hands / And breathe... just breathe…” – Anna Nalick, “Breathe(2am)”In this Issue... In stores...
nancybrady's picture
Apr.07.2009
Having finished To Kill a Mockingbird, I returned to the library and picked up two new books to read.  These two will be read simultaneously with Whoever Fights Monsters (my current read).  I have never read either of the authors before, but I made a promise to myself that I would try some...
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Apr.03.2009
Dan Holloway was once, in the same year, officially the most intelligent person in the world and the fourth best discus thrower in Oxford. The quest for “a storyline that makes sense” has, sadly, taken its toll on both of these. Sean Cunningham is a criminal vandal/sheisty supervillain, currently...
susan-wiggs's picture
Feb.07.2009
(image from wikimedia commons) Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to post nasty reviews on Amazon. The same person used 4 (and counting) different names to give poor Fireside 4 low ratings. I’m very flattered by the attention! Three of her fake personae were invented just to trash Fireside. The...