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Jew Boy
Front Page San Francisco Chronicle Book Review reviews
Alan Kaufman is a survivor. It took him nearly half a century to realize it. As a kid, he believed ``there was no difference between a victim and a survivor,'' he...
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Peace Corps Writers reviews
"...As with any memorable story about an "other" place, [Urbani] extends a generosity of attention that allows readers to create their own sense of...
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Seattle Weekly reviews
"...[Urbani's] account is a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit - her own and that of the unbreakable Guatemalans. Potential Peace Corps do-gooders...
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The Anatomist
Nature: The Int'l Weekly Journal of Science reviews
 [In addition to telling the stories of Henry Gray and H.V. Carter,] The Anatomist also concerns the progress of a third anatomist: Hayes himself. Early on in his...
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Rain Taxi Review of Books reviews
As the book-length debut by a veteran of the Chicano spoken-word collective Taco Shop Poets, Mahcic reflects the TSP's playful yet socially conscious sensibility,...
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Curve Magazine reviews
"The founder and editor of SoMa Literary Review, Kemble Scott channeled his fascination with San Francisco's South of Market district — an industrial dead...
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New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development
Culturelink reviews
Arlene Goldbard is one of those writers who not only writes about culture -- she lives culture. She manages both to persuade us about her research but also...
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The Stolen Child
The Washington Post reviews
"Utterly absorbing...The Stolen Child is an impressive double act, a fine example of what the French call the fantastique -- an intrusion into realism, a leak...
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The Understory
ForeWord Magazine reviews
“To look twice is not good, not the way things should be, but I decide it is better than failing to look at all,” admits Jack Gorse, the lonely protagonist of...
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The Understory
Small Spiral Notebook reviews
Jack Gorse, the bookish, obsessive protagonist of Pamela Erens’ debut novel, is part of a long line of literary wanderers. Like Binx Bolling, from Walker Percy’s...
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The Feminist Review reviews
The poet and essayist Jane Satterfield writes a hauntingly discontinuous prose-poem about a sort of exile. To those of us with dual citizenship—or, perhaps, to...
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WIRED online reviews
But I’m always glad to find an independent project that I enjoy. The perception for independent comics, I think, is that they’re the literary fiction version of...
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BC Blogcritics reviews
The idealist in me wasn’t entirely certain that our society needed even a tongue-in-cheek primer on how to end a marriage. Yet, if one looks objectively at the...
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The Washington Post reviews
This is the kind of fiction we should be reading. "Kings of the Earth" is eloquent and moving, written with precision and clarity to stave off loss -- the loss of...
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USA Today reviews
Precious Williams upends every expectation about race, class, gender and ambition in her startlingly powerful memoir.
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http://www.romfanreviews.com/2010/11/review-wolf-fever-by-terry-spear.html reviews
"Book six in her Werewolf Series Terry Spear delivers another smash hit again. Ryan had been burned before by someone saying they could see the future so...
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Amazon reviews
This collection of stories is fun from beginning to end. Hank Quesne has a Pratchett-like gift for extracting humour from science fiction and fantasy settings and...
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http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2010/06/book-switch-2010-grant-mckenzie.html reviews
Hard to put down! The chapters are short and snappy ... and I kept saying, "I'll just read one more chapter ... one more chapter". The pace is quick and frantic...
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Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books reviews
“[a] solid depiction of the setting: the markets, the homes, and the streets are brought vividly to life, providing a visual backdrop for this seldom-told chapter...
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New York Journal of Books reviews
Anya’s War is a tender coming-of-age tale of a Jewish girl whose family escaped to Shanghai from the impending Nazi takeover of their home in Russia. ... Alban’s...
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