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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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 “If your child or grandchild has ever wondered when Santa fits in the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Santa’s Birthday Gift.Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions...
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Dana Mills talks about
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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Sue Reynolds talks about
This book was great to read & was full of surprises. I loved every moment of this book & have read it twice now. I have shared it with family & friends. Great job Julie!
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Cynthia Polansky talks about
At last! Someone has written a chick lit novel that is NOT set in NYC, NOT about fast-lane career gals, and NOT ending with love conquering all. In Kelly McCoy, author Anne Harper has given us a...
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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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David Niall Wilson talks about
A long, long time ago I read a short story that stuck with me (no pun intended) titled SMOOTHPICKS. That story was published in Deathrealm Magazine, and the author was a lady named Elizabeth Massie...
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from HubPages A Brilliant New Look at the Private Life and Perversions of Adolf Hitler by Christopher Antony Meade United Kingdom
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While Khaled Hosseini’s runaway bestselling debut, The Kite Runner, was written from a male perspective and focused on the relationships between men, Hosseini’s second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns...
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Natalie Tinti is a bit of a Wondergirl. At age 10 years of age she is writing AND illustrating a series of books that will naturally have a ready made audience among her peers but at the same time...
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"As the first Indian Muslim woman fiction writer to be published in America, Samina Ali has unveiled a distinct voice that reflects the conflict faced by immigrants belonging to dual cultures ... A...
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