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Cool Mom Picks reviews
I love children’s books with messages that support our values, but a lot of those books seem to put the messages ahead of the storytelling. In other words, I’d...
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Photofinish
Clarion/Foreword Review reviews
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Volume 16, Edition 4, April 2014 issue of Stirring: A Literary Collection reviews
Review of This Time, While We're Awake by Heather Fowler New Orleans: Aqueous Books, 2013. 326 pgs. $14.00 It may seem incongruous to apply the word "pleasurable...
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Mending Horses
Booklist reviews
"Barker skillfully evokes the realities of class, racial, and gender oppression in the nineteenth century through a rich cast, lifelike setting, and complex,...
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Mending Horses
School Library Journal reviews
"Barker's deft sketches even endow most peripheral characters with individuality... Barker fashions a well-researched roster of circus eccentrics to serve as a...
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Daily News reviews
Whyle... transforms written history into literature. Where the report gives sketchy outlines, he reimagines this as the war of people against nature, and of people...
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The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
The Wall Street Journal reviews
I'm not a fan of recipes. I rarely use cookbooks, although I can't seem to stop writing them. But I prefer to concentrate on techniques rather than steps and...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
Jensen’s second novel, a twist on the Peter Pan story which reconceives of Captain Hook as a tragic hero, shows how she’s matured as a writer since her excellent...
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Ramblings of an Elfpire reviews
I really enjoyed this book! The writing style was what made this for me; the way that the author created the atmosphere and suspense was artistic and beautiful,...
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Ghost Orchid
Amazon.com reviews
Revisiting haunted Green Mansions in the Everglades, March 21, 2014 By Peter H. Green (St. Louis, MO United States) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME)  ...
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Birds of Paradise Lose
Chicosol.com reviews
  By Lindajoy Fenley © chicoSol  posted April 5 Andrew Lam's short story collection, "Birds of Paradise Lost," lured me into a labyrinth of past and...
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Mirror of Fire and Dreaming
School Library Journal reviews
In this sequel to The Conch Bearer (Roaring Brook, 2003), Anand and Nisha have just begun their schooling in magic when their mentor, Abhaydatta, is sent on a...
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Yesterday's Dreams
The Smoking Poet reviews
There is much good to be found between the covers of Yesterday’s Dreams, from the rich Celtic myth to well-defined characters — a sympathetic protagonist and dark...
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Amazon.com reviews
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni made an indelible impression on the literary world with her first novel, The Mistress of Spices, a magical tale of love and herbs....
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Booklist reviews
*Starred Review* The double bind that torques women’s lives is Divakaruni’s key theme in lambent novels and short stories about women who immigrate to America from...
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NPR Books, All Tech Considered reviews
"If there was ever a story that screamed out for a multimedia e-book treatment, it's the tale of The Rock Bottom Remainders . . . a bookish band, a small army of...
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ForeWord Magazine reviews
The Spanish Inquisition, which instituted mass conversions of Jews to Catholicism and the expulsion of the Moors, was only reluctantly endorsed by the Roman...
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The Independent reviews
This beautifully written novella proves less is more. Eloquent and elegant, with stunning metaphors and rhythmic cadences that alternate between short,...
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Sanskrit Literature reviews
Ancient epic poetry is ripe material for modern day writers. There are hundreds of interspersed stories and myths, fantastic and yet familiar enough to be...
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The Palace of Illusions
Multiple Newspapers and Magazines reviews
“An intimate, feminine portrait that is both contemporary and timeless; an ambitious project effectively executed.” (Kirkus) “a lyrical tale imbued with...
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