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Why does the babe in Carolyn's womb kick and kick and kick whenever she sits in the family heirloom chair?  That chair – the one carved from the fabled teak in...
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The Hauptmann family of stained-glass craftsmen resurrect horrific rites that have guarded their family’s aberrant religion since pagan times.  Set in central...
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Visitation Street
Chosen by Denis Lehane for his eponymous imprint, Ivy Pochoda’s Visitation Street is a riveting literary mystery set against the rough-hewn backdrop of...
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Fairies are real. Don't have doubts. Their world can be dangerous as well. Wanda is too familiar with this. As a Crystal Keeper, she helps the fairies of her realm...
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Michael Carmichael was a normal man - until the careening downward plunge of his life culminated in a near-fatal skiing accident.  He should have died in the...
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Before the world was born, there was the Dust of Eden – blood-red earth from which all else was created. A bit of Eden finds its way into the hands of an embittered...
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What Rough Beast
A Half Century of Public and Private Moral Ambivalence “The Thanksgiving Trilogy,” by Bill Broder, presents a portrait of the human and historical dilemmas in our...
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Esau's Mountain
A Half Century of Public and Private Moral Ambivalence “The Thanksgiving Trilogy,” by Bill Broder, presents a portrait of the human and historical dilemmas in our...
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Crimes of Innocence
A Half Century of Public and Private Moral Ambivalence “The Thanksgiving Trilogy,” by Bill Broder, presents a portrait of the human and historical dilemmas in our...
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Berkeley Poets Cooperative: A History of the Times
This is a collection of thirty-three essays, memoirs, and poems about tumultuous times. Universities were under attack and free speech was in question. The byword...
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A penetrating look at the profound changes—personal and societal—that come with the new longevity, for those living it now and the boomers behind them The "...
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In her first two novels, Sleep Toward Heaven and How to Be Lost, Amanda Eyre Ward asked questions about loss and forgiveness: Is salvation possible to achieve? What...
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Theft of the Master aims to appeal to the reader seeking more from a novel than a good read. This is an intricate web of a story speckled with an assortment of...
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Town Smokes
"What Beattie did for urbanites, Cheever and Updike for suburbanites, a younger generationOmstead, Abbott, Cullen, and now Benedictis doing for the rural...
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"These nine stories and one radio play are raw slices of rural life that cut to the bone. With the same assurance Benedict brought to Town Smokes , the short-...
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Dogs of God
"In this first novel, Benedict continues his exploration of rural West Virginia life begun in his two short story collections, The Wrecking Yard ( LJ 1/91) and...
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Surreal South
"Welcome to the dream world. What you are about to encounter is the unfiltered stuff of the dream, and that is wild, terrifying, provocative, and unsettling...
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"An unseen man recalls four days of his youth when he came of age. He is Simon, in mid teens, in awe of his father who's planned a robbery with the down-and-...
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