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Desta is a tale of impossibility and inextinguishable dreams. In fact, it is a story so outlandish, in a setting so completely unfamiliar, that it seems the stuff of dreams. And therein lies its...
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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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Catherine Nagle is a writer who I first became aquainted in Red Room. Her presence is always enlightening in that she conveys through her creative talent and her daily living that she “gets...
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I found The Marriage of True Minds (and Stephen Evans, himself) through RedRoom.com. I'd enjoyed his blog posts, both here and off-site, and when I saw his post from earlier in the week about the...
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Chris Rodell hasn't had an easy time of it the past couple of years—like many people his family has been affected by the economic downturn. Yet he tries to find joy and happiness wherever he goes....
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As a writer, I have many many many (did I mention many) moments of self doubt and angst about my writing. Reading this collection of interviews done by Meredith Maran is a salve. It reminds me that...
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Career collection is, I guess, the word for it. Culled from previously unpublished poems and selections from the author's 20+ books of poetry. This is that book. This is it. Years ago my friend...
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I am so glad The Bears House is now an ebook! I loved this book when I was a child. Fran Ellen Smith has the odds against her.H er father abandons her family and her mother goes to her bed; most...
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Velva Jean Hart is back! She's in Paris, looking for her missing in action brother Johnny Clay in World War II. While she's there, she finds herself recruited as a spy. Her spy name? Clementine...
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Patricia Haddock's books are always well-crafted, clear, practical, and carefully designed to help their readers be successful.  This is one of her best.  With no nonsense, no wasted words...
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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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Mary Walsh talks about
Catherine Nagle is a writer who I first became aquainted in Red Room. Her presence is always enlightening in that she conveys through her creative talent and her daily living that she “gets...
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For Eileen Goudge to write a novel better than Woman in Red is something I never saw coming until I opened to the first page of this remarkable book. Nevertheless, in Domestic Affairs, Goudge has...
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I dont which I prefer: Ishmael Reed the musician, dramatist, poet, novelist, or essayist but here he's in top form, going the distance, and taking us across some turf we might not have expected to...
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Desta is a tale of impossibility and inextinguishable dreams. In fact, it is a story so outlandish, in a setting so completely unfamiliar, that it seems the stuff of dreams. And therein lies its...
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I read "Two or Three Things I Know for Sure" years ago, and recently re-read it and recommended it to a friend of mine. It's a memoir, something I don't usually read, but I'd recommend it to anyone....
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I start to read the book with the dictionary near.And...The book swallowed me absolutely,or I have swallowed the book.(It's impossible to say now!)But i really was not able to stop at least for to...
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Review by Mirian Walton and Alan Goter, Shrewsbury, England 24 April 2008 This excellent first novel authentically explores the motives and feelings behind the conflict in Israel and Palestine as...
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I fell in love with Amy (anyone remember the song, "Once in Love with Amy"?) after reading THE JOY LUCK CLUB, and my affection deepened after meeting her at Oakley and Barbara Hall's incomparable...
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Armies of the night, The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and/or On the Campaign Trail '72 are all enduring books, capturing the 1960's period from ground level, with...
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