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Powerful Latinas reviews
A stunning debut in which pregnant Lily, confined to bed rest, is surrounded by loved ones who each tell a story to coax the baby out.
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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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Flavorwire.com reviews
Curious Pages is a blog that scans and posts strange and wonderful children’s books that time forgot. Browsing through its archive, we were reminded of just how...
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internet/Linus's Blanket reviews
The descriptions of the family life and and their relationships with each other along with the explorations into the personal lives of the family and seemingly...
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Literary Magic reviews
Christopher Meeks is a brilliant short story writer, and I knew I wanted to read this novel the minute I read the title. I read this luring title on Kindle, so...
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Red Room reviews
Margaret Mascarenha's novel The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos is a fascinating tale about two girls and thirty years of recent Venezuelan history. In the...
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The Cedar Street Times reviews
`` . . . beautifully written and brilliantly conceived . . . engaging, insightful, educational and most pleasurably entertaining. . . This is the way to teach...
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CITY OF DRAGONS ...  next Valentine's Day, leave more than your heart in 1940 San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
Stanley, winner (for a previous book set in ancient Rome) of the Bruce Alexander Award for best historical mystery, knows how to bring the past to life: not only...
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CITY OF DRAGONS ...  next Valentine's Day, leave more than your heart in 1940 San Francisco.
Petaluma Argus-Courier reviews
Kelli Stanley would have made Chandler proud. She writes us into an authentic world of urban brutality where someone like Miranda Corbie can survive without...
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Serendipitous Readings reviews
Flush with the vivid reenactments of each character as each tells their own personal memories of what happened when they were in a certain place and time and how...
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Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China
The Japan Times Online reviews
Some of the accounts, like Wang Renshu's "Blowfish," a failed attempt to relieve his family's suffering and hunger by feeding them the deadly fish, are heart-...
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Various reviews
“This debut novel by a successful screenwriter is a fast-paced thriller that you will want to devour in one sitting. Edgy suspense mixed with a touch of the...
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Living Shadows: Stories, New and Pre-owned by John Shirley
New York Times Review of Books reviews
LIVING SHADOWS (Prime, paper, $14.95), is subtitled “Stories: New and Preowned” because much of it has been previously published: some stories in earlier, out-of-...
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Women's Review of Books reviews
"... All three of the writers treated here are women who have lived the writing life and lived it widely, with large, questioning, furious hearts. Like millions...
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WILD INFERNO - A WILD Mystery by Sandi Ault
Publishers Weekly reviews
"The dramatic background...Ault credibly charts Jamaica’s education and indoctrination into the ways of the Pueblo people, leaving her poised for the next phase of...
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Library Journal reviews
Roberts, Leslie Carol. The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica. Univ. of Nebraska. Oct. 2008. c.256p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 978-0-8032-1617-4. $24.95. NAT...
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San Francisco Chronicle reviews
Pinning down the subculture known as "alternative," "underground" or "do-it-yourself" is a tricky thing: By any of these names, it's something that resists simple...
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Head Butler reviews
Much of “By Heart” is about the way that writers become writers. Although their backgrounds and life circumstances are immensely different, both Judith and Spoon...
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Lost Kingdom, forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in January, 2012
Los Angeles Times reviews
The Los Angeles Times in its Sunday book review section praises Lost Kingdom as a "well-researched, nicely contextualized history of events leading to the U.S....
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Times Live reviews
  IF YOU READ ONE BOOK THIS WEEK 'The Book of War', by James Whyle (Jacana), R140 A BRILLIANT, unforgettable debut. Steeped in carnage, Whyle's poetic...
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