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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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Dana Mills talks about
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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Nate Briggs talks about
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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Brenda Webster talks about
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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Jane Wilson talks about
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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Jane Wilson talks about
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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Darlene Arden talks about
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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Maria Espinosa talks about
Edith Bruck. Letter to my Mother I(Lettera alla Madre) Translated by Brenda Webster with Gabrielle Romani. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2006 Edith Bruck, well-known in...
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Virginia Campbell talks about
With some books, you can sense in advance that you are in for a reader's treat, that you will be taken outside your normal reading zone and sent on an involving and entertaining journey through...
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Raissa Falgui talks about
I’ve always been fascinated with stories of real-life survival, like those featured in The Reader’s Digest. Zeitoun is one of the best I’ve read of this type of non-fiction. In between the harrowing...
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Srisuda Hongthai talks about
Being born a Thai Buddhist originally from the town of Phitsanulok, I am always interested to learn about other Buddhist monks and scholars from other traditions. Thich Nhat Hanh's books always seem...
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I was fascinated and appalled by this book, which wove a strange tale about very strange Burma. It was absorbing and so well-written. A cliffhanger.
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Kristen Caven talks about
This is a great book to read when you're 45 - and feeling old! Rhoda Curtis/Pack/etc. brings the reader in like a close friend, of which she's had many. Many friends, many stories, many interesting...
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I first came across the name Barbara Berman when I heard about the 100 POETS AGAINST THE WAR project, though I'm aware that many others are familiar with her in a variety of capacities as poet,...
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Jana McBurney-Lin talks about
The story seems simple, at first--boy meets girl on subway, they fall in love and will march off into the sunset...or the crowded streets of New York. But then both the characters have lots and lots...
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Charles A. Ray talks about
I have to confess, I have always been fascinated with that period in American history known as the Harlem Renaissance. a lot of my writing is inspired by the creative genius that was spawned during...
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