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A powerful novel on a milestone in history that forever haunted the Armenian people, on how much is held back and how much is passed on to future generations. Chris Bohjalian is an outstanding story-...
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I cannot imagine Hosseini writing anything that is not intensely moving. In 'And the Mountains Echoed', a single decision determines the lives of many for generations to come. While some are...
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A beautiful enchanting novel recounted in the oral tradition of storytelling. The reader is immediately intoxicated by the colourful and fragrant world of seventeenth-century Isfahan and enraptured...
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A compelling, and very readable, book set in 16th Century Persia. The tale is told from the point of view of a eunuch in the house of the current Shah's daughter: meaning that the author is doing...
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Catherine Nagle writes in her book the choice she had at an early age of extreme tragedy. She had a choice to follow the road of bitterness or the road, which she chose, the road with God's love...
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The audacity of this title captures the courage and vision of this stunning book: how can there BE love, after Auschwitz, a reader might wonder? Can Auschwitz and love be contained in the same...
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Jeffrey Ricker is like my "writing big brother." My first publication was in the same book as his second, and we've often been in the same anthologies. When I find one of his stories in a...
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Laura Albert’s Sarah, written as JT Le Roy is a tour de force. Truly an unusual book. Sometimes offensive, often hilarious and always passionate. In an interview on the Moth, Laura Albert said that...
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There are many facets to this little gem of a novel.  The Wednesday Daughters are members of an extraordinary extended family, whose lives have been intricately interwoven.  Their...
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Ida Mae is so passionate about her work as a filmmaker, her intensity lands her in the hospital after a heart attack.  Lisa, Ida Mae's mirror image twin, lives a perfect life with a perfect...
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http://redroom.com/member/suzanne-covich I usually am not able to read about child abuse. Having lost my own son, I cannot imagine a parent who would do harm to their own child. But I decided to read...
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I’ve been a huge Tom Seaver fan for most of my life so when I discovered that there was a new book out about his career I immediately snatched it up….yes, that’s correct my friends. Phil Naessens...
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This was such a treat! I bought the audio version because I was traveling and I always need an audio book in the car along with a paperback in my bag (and the requisite hardcover at home). I wasn't...
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from HubPagesA Brilliant New Look at the Private Life and Perversions of Adolf Hitlerby Christopher Antony Meade United Kingdom Hub AuthorFinally a great novel of the twenty first century and about...
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Fact As Better Than Fiction, December 22, 2004 Reviewer: Grady Harp (Los Angeles, CA United States) John Allen has taken a daring step in researching the diaries of a 19th century young woman,...
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You can always tell the difference between an amature and someone who is a master at what he does. 'Disipline' is mysteriously captivating, ominously terrifying and morbidly alluring and I got all...
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My daughter reads very little outside her college curriculum. So I'm choosy about what I pass onto her. This past summer, I fell in love with Rooftops of Tehran...and so did she.
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**A finalist for the 24th Annual Northern California Book Award** Praise for The Painting “Nina Schuyler is one of those writers who can make you skip dessert so you can get back to your book. She...
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My name is Darlene and I'm a confirmed book-a-holic. When the opportunity appeared to read an advance review copy of prolific pet writer Amy Shojai's first mystery, well, how could I resist? The copy...
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On Twitter yesterday they announced that Bastard Out of Carolina is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. Twenty years! It’s a book that still stands out today. This is an essay I wrote about...
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