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Red (UK) reviews
A crackling story.
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Publishers Weekly reviews
The story fascinates even as it repels.
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Heat (UK) reviews
And now for something completely different…If you're tired of fluffy chick lit and fancy a trip to the dark side, the debut novel from poet Martha O'Connor is a...
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The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reviews
O'Connor nails the intense, us-against-the-world, overcooked emotion that defines the friendship of teen girls and the druggy delirium of first, sexual love. She...
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Cosmopolitan reviews
A sizzling page-turner.
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The Newark Star Ledger reviews
You have now entered a Chick-Lit-Free Zone,' warns this debut novel on Page 1. And it's true: There's nothing pink and frilly about this tale of three high-school...
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Tatler (UK) reviews
Don't disbelieve the hype. [The Bitch Posse] is good a debut as it's cracked up to be... It's edgy, smart and sexy, like its heroines... What could have been just...
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The Chicago Tribune reviews
The Bitch Posse is a riveting and emotionally charged read. No fluff here.
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Marie Claire (UK) reviews
An angsty, serious novel of lost dreams and sexual damage.
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Washington Post Book World reviews
The Bitch Posse is compulsively readable because things just keep getting worse for these girls... O'Connor scatters delicious and slightly macabre details of the...
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Lavender Menace
Out in Print reviews
The telepath in ‘Nathan Burgoine’s brilliant “Lesser Evil,” tips his way into a love affair with Aleph, implanting a suggestion that Aleph loves him. Burgoine’s...
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Pioneer Press, St Paul, MN reviews
One of the fiercest annual political/social battles in Minnesota is fought over deer. This year was no exception. Some folks in metro-area suburbs want bowhunters...
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Amazon reviews
This review is from: Capable of Murder (A Belinda Lawrence Mystery) (Kindle Edition) Belinda Lawrence receives an envelope from her Great Aunt, whom she has met...
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Catalina Kiss
Amazon.com reviews
I truly enjoyed this book. I didn't think I would enjoy a "romance" per se, but the underlying dilemma of the main character was completely modern and realistic. I...
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Out in Print Queer Book Reviews reviews
What’s stunning about this debut is its assurance. In terms of character, plot, voice, and narrative skill, Burgoine knocks it out of the park as if this was his...
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Reality Boy
Kirkus Reviews reviews
★ "Heart-pounding and heartbreaking...This is no fairy-tale romance, but a compulsively readable portrait of two imperfect teens learning to trust each other...
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Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books at the University of Chicago reviews
Anger has long been the driving force in Gerald’s life, a fact that first came to prominence on national television, when he was five and his family starred in the...
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Front Street Reviews reviews
Speaker of the Shakk is about a man named Theophilus Merlan, a geologist who is a part of a research team sent to explore and gather information on a planet called...
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Deadly Times
Amazon Books reviews
Lew Irwin has come along and set the record straight with an historical work that will leave its footprints on the sands of time.
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FU Only Knew reviews
Freshly let go from his job and his girlfriend, Ian Nash thinks it can’t get any worse. He’s wrong.  Filling out an application for a job he’s over qualified...
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