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Published Reviews

The Anatomist
The Washington Post reviews
Like any good teacher, Hayes has a knack for metaphor. The still, close air in an anatomy lab is "like the gym of the dead." A lung is "a wet mound...
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Rain Taxi reviews
Barbara Jane Reyes's second book, Poeta en San Francisco, explores the translatable and untranslatable collisions of writing self and culture. We immediately...
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People reviews
(3 out of 4 stars) Innocence, it seems, can be hard to crush: Nine-year-old Sandrine Miller--the straight-A student in 1970s New Orleans who narrates Johnson's...
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The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reviews
One of the appealing facets of this character is her love of books and reading, her devotion to letter-writing. Like many lonely young girls, she finds solace in...
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Booklist reviews
Growing up in New Orleans in the 1970s, Sandrine is proud to be black, but because she is light-skinned and very smart, the black kids think she is stuck-up, and...
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Gravities of Center
MELUS (Multi Ethnic Literature in the US) Journal reviews
Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes's debut book of poetry, Gravities of Center, opens with an invocation echoing with the loss and longing of exile: "Found" asks...
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Publisher's Weekly reviews
This aching debut explores a girl's coming-of-age in poverty-drenched mid-1970s New Orleans. Eight-year-old Sandrine Miller lives like a servant to her mother,...
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Zoland Poetry reviews
“I have said “A Poet in New York” when I ought to have said “New York in a Poet,” Lorca said of his 1932 volume, and this...
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Head Games
BookPage reviews
Every now and then you run into a book that has it all: humor, a delightfully dark tone, a world-weary and larger-than-life protagonist and a wildly inventive...
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Head Games
Chicago Tribune reviews
Blurring the lines between historical fact and fiction, Craig McDonald's triumphantly twisted first novel is one of the most unusual, and readable, crime-fiction...
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Forgetting English
Seattle Books Examiner reviews
Midge Raymond's collection of short stories in Forgetting English reads like a travelogue or private diary. Nearly all of the stories take place outside of the...
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Rainbow Reviews reviews
Author Linda Morganstein delivers an enticing novel well-couched in Hollywood history with intriguing subplots such as Stella's deaf sister (who along with other...
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Vampire Romance Books reviews
The 4th book in Terry Spear’s Werewolf series can easily be a stand alone read. In Legend of the White Wolf she takes us on a suspense filled journey to the frozen...
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The Virtual Mummy
Victoria College Library reviews
"This slim (60 page) volume describes an interdisciplinary research project on an approximately 2,000 year old Egyptian mummy acquired by the Spurlock Museum on...
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Novel: Sardinian Silver
Premium promotional services reviews
PPS Book Title Promotion: “Sardinian Silver” By: A. Colin Wright Posted: 03 Jun 2010 12:59 PM PDT 4-Star Literary Fiction To discover love is the greatest...
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Bookpleasures.com reviews
What do Diana’s studying and painting of Greek and Roman mythology have to do with the surprise ending? You will have to read this well crafted, well-researched...
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The Poet's Quarterly reviews
Why a memoir? Why Daughters of Empire? I'm probably what you'd call an "accidental" memoirist. Although I've always loved reading memoir and have been drawn...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
Please Ignore Vera Dietz A.S. King, Knopf, $16.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-375-86586-2 Beginning with the funeral of Charlie Kahn, high school senior Vera's neighbor and...
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Do They Know I'm Running?
Fresh Fiction reviews
"David Corbett's grainy realities bring these characters to life . . . dragging the reader on a journey he or she won't soon forget."
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O, The Oprah Magazine reviews
For his acclaimed debut, Finn, Jon Clinch borrowed from Mark Twain, telling the story of Huckleberry Finn's malicious father. In his masterful and compassionate...
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