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Oxygen
bainbridgereview.com reviews
The protagonist of Carol Cassella’s debut novel improbably turns anesthesia into poetry. From the first paragraph of “Oxygen,” Dr. Marie Heaton’s reverence for her...
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Oxygen
WritersareReaders.com reviews
Physician Carol Cassella’s haunting debut novel has generated a lot of pre-pub buzz — for good reason. It’s exactly the sort of book that gets people excited —...
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Oxygen
Seattle Times reviews
In Carol Cassella's strong first novel, the protagonist, Dr. Marie Heaton, is an anesthesiologist in a fictional Seattle hospital whose life is turned upside down...
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Oxygen
USA Today reviews
Written by a practicing Seattle anesthesiologist, the novel goes inside the operating room to describe hospital hierarchies, the relentless pressure for profits...
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Oxygen
Publisher's Weekly reviews
Powered by Cassella's 25 years in the medical field, this nicely wrought debut follows the travails of an experienced Seattle anesthesiologist after an eight-year-...
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Oxygen
People Magazine reviews
"A startling plot twist, combined with Cassella’s first-hand understanding of our ailing healthcare system, makes this involving debut just what the doctor ordered...
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A Difficult Boy - cover art by Marc Tauss
ALAN Online reviews
"Daniel, or “Paddy,” a 15-year-old indentured servant, has been through a lot in his short life: immigration from Ireland to America, subsistence farming with his...
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A Difficult Boy - cover art by Marc Tauss
School Library Journal reviews
"How Ethan and Daniel bolster each other and escape Mr. Lyman's tyranny makes for a memorable tale of friendship and a fascinating glimpse into mid-19th-century...
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A Difficult Boy - cover art by Marc Tauss
Kirkus Reviews First Fiction Special Issue, page 17 reviews
"What was the life of an indentured servant but that of a slave? M.P. Barker brings it ringingly, cringingly to life...A Difficult Boy hinges on the efforts of two...
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Oxygen
Seattle Post Intelligencer reviews
"Write what you know" remains the quintessential advice to aspiring writers, especially those hoping to pen a novel. Carol Wiley Cassella certainly is following...
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Writing Begins with the Breath
LA Yoga reviews
Book Review Writing Begins with the Breath, Embodying Your Authentic Voice By Laraine Herring Shambala, 2007 Destiny dropped this book in my lap just in the nick...
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Cartwheels in a Sari
Kirkus Reviews reviews
Personal account of growing up in the cult founded by Indian guru Sri Chinmoy. Tamm (English/Ocean County Coll.) recounts the story of her childhood in a family...
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Secrets She Left Behind
Manic Readers reviews
Secrets She Left Behind is an eloquently written and insightful novel. The story is seamless and the first person point of view for each character is fresh and...
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Front page of book reviews
"Compelling. Frank. Funny. Disturbing. Michael Anthony loses his innocence in a slow motion train wreck you can’t help but watch. Mass Casualties opens up a brand...
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Story Circle Book Reviews reviews
"I hope that you are able to look again at your good-enough man and realize that it isn't necessary or even desirable that he be a prince or that you find a...
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Reviews at EBooks Addict reviews
The Sorcerer’s Songs is a tender paranormal romance I thoroughly enjoyed. It is a tale of magic, first love, heartbreak, forgiveness and redemption. Adams...
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White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg
Electric Review reviews
White Hand is notable for both the tremendous amount of new information it provides and they way that it's presented. Conners not only tells us the whens and whys...
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Lost Kingdom, forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in January, 2012
Christian Science Monitor print edition reviews
The Christian Science Monitor picks Lost Kingdom as an Editor’s Choice, calling it “a fascinating and authoritative tale of intrigue and imperialism…”
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Everything Must Go
Dallas Morning News reviews
“In Ms. Flock’s talented hands, [Henry] becomes someone readers will keep rooting for long after it would seem the game is over.”  
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Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China
The Globe Corner Bookstore reviews
"The Pearl Jacket and Other Stories is full of short-shorts with this biting irony or crisp, cruel social criticism. However, it also shares with the readers...
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