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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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http://www.bookaddictpatti.com/2010/11/review-wolf-fever-by-terry-spear.html reviews
My thoughts: I really enjoy reading Terry Spear's wolves; she is very good at making the wolf come across in their human counterparts. I love her Alpha males, and...
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Dean Rader, Works & Days, Winner 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
Rattle reviews
It’s hard to say what I love most in this glorious debut volume; is it the glorious Frog & Toad poems, the love poems, or the one-on ones with mentors—Stevens...
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The Flag Keeper
Good Family Reads reviews
A very easy to read format, a few long words that are very well explained will not only entertain but teach kids of all ages. I was very happy that the Flag Facts...
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Santa's Birthday Gift
Children's Bookwatch reviews
         "Santa's Birthday Gift" is a charming children's Christmas book that explains origins of Santa's role in connection...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
In this fresh, experimental novel, a psychotherapist, Hector Glasco, attempts to cure Hilary, a jaded movie queen, of her "perpetual sense of déja vu." … Cleverly...
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Goodreads reviews
This is a collection of three short stories. The first is a Hobbit parody which is quite amusing. I believe it is part of an ongoing set of stories set in...
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Gertrude's Broken Wand (Marmalade Book 1)
Deal Hunting Diva reviews
This new book was just released on 10/22 and I had the privilege of getting a signed copy to preview and review with my son and my nephew. My son is in 1st grade...
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Amazon.com reviews
This is a mesmerising read. The opening scene (already described by a previous reviewer) is stunningly unique not only in its concept and the beautiful writing,...
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The Fractured World
Adagio Verse Quarterly reviews
The Fractured World by Scott Owens deserves to be widely read both for its poetic and its social worth. These poems—so much more than a story of coming of age—are...
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BOOKLIST reviews
In this fast-paced thriller, a young Chinese American doctor, Lili Quan, is summoned by her dying mother to China. Soon Lili becomes embroiled in the search for...
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