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Last Train to Paris
The New York Times Sunday Book Section reviews
  YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS  Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim Michele Zackheim’s books, like treasure hunts, send their narrators scuttling after...
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Vic's Media Room reviews
Christopher Meeks in his new book, Blood Drama, published by White Whisker Books brings us into the life of Ian Nash. Innocent routine activities.  ...
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THE SEVENTH GATE, by Richard Zimler
Blog of Firdevs Robinson reviews
"The Seventh Gate had a profound effect on me with its portrayal of how the Nazi ideology permeated German society and politics. Of course, there was an enormous...
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The Countries We Live In
Goodreads.com reviews
As always, Radavich gives us marvelous lines.  It's the kind of collection to turn to if you feel the slightest bit blue.  He has a way of looking at the...
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Winnipeg Free Press reviews
"Lavorato balances the present, visceral moment with deep subtext, and what results is great, even beautiful writing."
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Flyover Lives
NPR reviews
The second best quality Diane Johnson has as a writer is that she's so smart. Her first best quality — and one that's far more rare — is that she credits her...
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The National Post reviews
While his characters drive the action, Lavorato’s unwavering eye is at its best when observing and describing the city itself, which continues to grapple with many...
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Views from the Countryside reviews
Christopher Meeks is an award winning playwright and obviously visual person.  Perhaps that explains his ability to create characters I'll remember for a long...
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BookPage reviews
  “Hearts drumming, / eyes darting, / knees trembling.” Susan VanHecke’s reverent free verse describes the trepidation felt by Frank, James and Shepard, three...
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Mending Horses
Kirkus Reviews reviews
“Fluid writing and a true sense of history—including fascinating insights into early circuses—raise this well above the usual. Barker’s characters are nuanced,...
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My Life Map
Kapachino reviews
I’m someone who thrives when I have goals and a plan in place to get there. Not just for the big stuff like my family, education, and career, but for little things...
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Beer, Blood & Cornmeal
WIRED.com reviews
A breezy and hilarious read, Beer, Blood & Cornmeal tells how a loose group of musicians, horror movie fans and a few actual professional wrestlers pushed...
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Jew Boy
MARKET WATCH reviews
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Alan Kaufman is on a mission. The San Francisco-based writer and poet is being reviled by some in the tech industry, where he is...
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American Son: A Novel (W.W. Norton)
Association of Asian American Studies reviews
"Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son is a short novel that packs a wallop, like a boxer who strikes hard in the first line and doesn’t let up with unexpected...
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Barnes and Noble online reviews
Full of the magic, mystery, and full-bodied characters readers have come to expect of the best South American fiction, The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos is as...
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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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Booklist reviews
…readers will cheer for the two charming, perseverant protagonists as they force a corrupt grown-up to face the music.
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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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The New York Times reviews
Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois and the Democratic Party’s new rock star, is that rare politician who can actually write—and write movingly and...
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High Country News reviews
Even though The Crying Tree is her debut novel, Rakha entwines these twists into her plot with expert timing. Lucid scenes reveal the complex grief and enduring...
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