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I am a great admirer of Maud Carol Markson's fiction, and this is the novel I fell in love with first. The voice is so subtle and deft, and the story moving and insightful about the difficulties and...
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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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From Publishers Weekly The destructive forces of lust, greed and consuming pride influence the rise and fall of a Chinese family living in Hawaii in this carefully researched and atmospherically...
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Great book, a real page turner, I could not stop reading.
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I really loved his first book "The Kite Runner." After reading "A Thousand Splendid Suns" I only liked his first book compared to how much joy and love I have for his second book. The two main female...
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Mary Walsh talks about
 Pretty Much True… This novel explores so many areas of the conflict that many face when determining the right and wrong of war. Kristen captures a variety of characterizations that leaves the...
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'Nathan Burgoine talks about
I've never tried to write historical fiction. The closest I've come is "Elsewhen," which kinda-sorta takes place post World War II, but in a place that isn't quite real, and is being visited by...
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Mary Walsh talks about
 Pretty Much True… This novel explores so many areas of the conflict that many face when determining the right and wrong of war. Kristen captures a variety of characterizations that leaves the...
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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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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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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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