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Last Train to Paris
The New York Times Sunday Book Section reviews
  YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS  Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim Michele Zackheim’s books, like treasure hunts, send their narrators scuttling after...
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Vic's Media Room reviews
Christopher Meeks in his new book, Blood Drama, published by White Whisker Books brings us into the life of Ian Nash. Innocent routine activities.  ...
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THE SEVENTH GATE, by Richard Zimler
Blog of Firdevs Robinson reviews
"The Seventh Gate had a profound effect on me with its portrayal of how the Nazi ideology permeated German society and politics. Of course, there was an enormous...
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The Countries We Live In
Goodreads.com reviews
As always, Radavich gives us marvelous lines.  It's the kind of collection to turn to if you feel the slightest bit blue.  He has a way of looking at the...
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Winnipeg Free Press reviews
"Lavorato balances the present, visceral moment with deep subtext, and what results is great, even beautiful writing."
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Flyover Lives
NPR reviews
The second best quality Diane Johnson has as a writer is that she's so smart. Her first best quality — and one that's far more rare — is that she credits her...
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The National Post reviews
While his characters drive the action, Lavorato’s unwavering eye is at its best when observing and describing the city itself, which continues to grapple with many...
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Views from the Countryside reviews
Christopher Meeks is an award winning playwright and obviously visual person.  Perhaps that explains his ability to create characters I'll remember for a long...
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BookPage reviews
  “Hearts drumming, / eyes darting, / knees trembling.” Susan VanHecke’s reverent free verse describes the trepidation felt by Frank, James and Shepard, three...
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Mending Horses
Kirkus Reviews reviews
“Fluid writing and a true sense of history—including fascinating insights into early circuses—raise this well above the usual. Barker’s characters are nuanced,...
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The Anatomist
Associated Press reviews
"The Anatomist" (Ballantine Books, 304 pages, $24.95), by Bill Hayes: Before surgery videos, medical dramas, House and McDreamy laid bare the body's...
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San Francisco Chronicle reviews
  The title, of course, is howlingly ironic. If San Francisco poet Justin Chin is laughing, it's just a gag reflex against a particularly bitter pill. A gay, punk-...
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http://www.redroom.com/author/rosy-cole reviews
There are a myriad questions one would wish to ask the author of THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS, but the overarching one is: Were you aware you were retelling the...
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The Wolf and The Lamb by Rosy Cole
Historical Novel Review Online (August - November quarter 2008) reviews
Mary Cole, a butcher’s daughter from Gloucester, is ignorant of the ways of the world. In a time when men of the aristocracy had “official” mistresses, the...
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Library Journal reviews
"Master of Ceremonies" is the dizzying, tender, and true story of a fledgling actor whose first break results in a two-year stint as the emcee at Chippendales, in...
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Metroactive.com reviews
If time were liquid, An Open Weave would be decades of warm sweet milk, deliciously consumed in one day. San Francisco poet devorah major's first novel is...
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galatea resurrects http://galatearesurrection4.blogspot.com/ reviews
Justin Chin’s third poetry collection, Gutted, which is dedicated to the memory of Chin’s father, Dr. Chin Jeck Soon, is comprised of poems conveying a son’s...
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Ardentdreams.com reviews
For Nathan Burgoine everything of importance was present in the first touch. For him, it was done in black marker – at once dazzling, fear-filled, permanent – and...
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The Manhattan Review reviews
  New & Selected Poems, 1957-present. Red Hen Press, 202 pp. $24.95 (paperback) This humorous, thoughtful, and delightful poet expresses a childlike but...
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Orange County Weekly reviews
Beneath the electric bill, discarded beer caps and spilled ashtray in the disaster I call my car, Impure-a collection of poetry by Whittier College prof and local...
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