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The Short Review reviews
Sometimes, just sometimes, from the scrolls of work I read online, I stumble across a story different enough to make me remember a name. Heather Fowler's such a...
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ForeWord Reviews reviews
Fowler’s ability to make a reader believe all the strange things that happen in these stories is deft and precise. Some of the living beings are not human; and...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
Growing up, Oakes (Slanted and Enchanted) felt many a dark night of the soul, though at the time she didn’t know to call it such, and rather than turn to God,...
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Genre Go Round reviews
This is a fascinating but extremely difficult tale to read as the narration switches nine times making the novel feel more like a series of short vignettes...
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Last Bus to Vasco reviews
If you want to know about Venezuela, read this book by Margaret Mascarenhas. Right now Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan President, is known for his resistance to the...
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The Sandcastle Girls
The Armenian Weekly reviews
"The scope of The Sandcastle Girls is almost epic. . .While there are the rich personal stories that his readers connect to, what he has achieved is much...
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Lambda Literary Review reviews
Justin Chin stitches together a collection of stories in 98 Wounds (Manic D Press) that are visceral, unsettling, overwhelming, disturbing, poetic, beautiful,...
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For One Who Knows How to Own Land
Pirene's Fountain reviews
I wrote my undergraduate honors thesis on “reverse regionalism” (a concept I coined with the confidence and confusion of a young intellectual) in the poetry of...
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Gates of Eden IPPY Award
The Midwest Book Review: Small Press Bookwatch reviews
Gates of Eden Charles Degelman Harvard Square Editions ISBN: 9780983321637 $14.95 www.harvardsquareeditions.org War is not to be waged lightly. Gates of Eden is a...
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My Postwar Life
The Japan Times reviews
My Postwar Life: New Writings From Japan and Okinawa, edited by Elizabeth McKenzie. Chicago Quarterly Review Books, 324 pp., $19.95 (hardcover) The first entry in...
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The Michigan Poet reviews
The poems in Folk Concert: Changing Times span many subjects, places and time; where one poem recalls a childhood camping trip, another revisits an adult life full...
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Shadows and Ghosts
Amazon.com reviews
SHADOWS AND GHOSTS masterfully shifts between the present tense and distant recollection, the earthly and the ethereal, and drama and humor. I often found myself...
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http://socrates.berkeley.edu:7001/Events/fall2007/10-08-07-nadermattei/index.html reviews
Why did the Spanish crown send notary Rodrigo Escobedo to travel with Christopher Columbus on board the Santa María, the ship that brought the Spaniards to...
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The Wolf and The Lamb by Rosy Cole
Kirkus Reviews/Discoveries reviews
Jane Austen meets Bleak House in an engaging historical novel about the demands of marriage in late 18th-century England. The first installment in a proposed...
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The Organiser reviews
Indian Muslims are ghettoed in Pakistan Farzana Versey has brought out history through her travel fable that holds bare the social milieu enshrining the...
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LOS ANGELES -- The 2005 college football season is right around the corner. Pete Carroll's University of Southern California Trojans completed the most perfect...
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Washington Post Book World reviews
"Recent postcolonial novels explore the cultural bouillabaisse: characters of various national origins, creeds and colors, living in an international capital...
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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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The Soulstealer War
Roundtable Reviews reviews
Clocking in at fewer than three hundred pages, THE FIRST MOTHER’S FIRE is a quick read and never overstays its welcome like more than a few ponderous fantasy books...
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