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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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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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**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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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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Cheryl L Snell talks about
Despite the chattering masses insistence that we have left behind the shackles of monochromatic forms, most lovers of literature remain lodged within the confines of the printed word. No pictures, no...
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Michael L Schmicker talks about
I was extremely nervous when "Best Evidence" was finally published. You write seriously about the paranormal at some risk to your journalistic reputation. I was especially worried about...
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Maryanne Raphael talks about
In Dreams From My Father, Obama wrote of his efforts to understand his family, the leaps through time and the collision of cultures hoping to shine light on the question of identity and race in the...
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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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This brief book (two essays) is something I would recommend to any reader who wishes to understand issues of racism in today's world. One need only look at the badly spelled signs at "Tea Party"...
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Leighton D Gage talks about
Yup! That's what the New York Times said. In their review of "Every Bitter Thing" they called my Chief Inspector Mario Silva "irresisible".
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Yerra Sugarman talks about
AMAZON: Most Helpful Customer Reviews (Five Stars) VIBRANT, ORIGINAL, May 14, 2008 By A Fan "A Fan" (New York, NY) Two of our National Treasures, Michael Palmer and Marilyn Hacker, who some might...
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The core of this book is the author's ruthless honesty. Given popular taste, Stefhen has to sell it from a voyeuristic angle, but that may make someone undervalue the quality of the work. These are...
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