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Published Reviews

Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China
California Literary Review reviews
"Descriptive or spare, crazy or controlled – there is seemingly no rhyme or reason to a Chinese author’s choice of subject or approach today. Though their stories...
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Because I Love Her
BookPage reviews
"One of the more interesting essays is by Ericka Lutz, a "fourth generation 'Red Diaper Baby,' born into a family-on my mother's side-of atheist, culturally Jewish...
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American Son: A Novel (W.W. Norton)
New York Times reviews
Two half-Filipino brothers can pass for white, but their mother cannot; painful conflicts are in store for everybody in this novel's complex exploration of racism...
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Novel: Sardinian Silver
Foreword Clarion Reviews reviews
After an absence of forty-two years, languages professor A. Colin Wright returned for a visit to Sardinia. His nostalgic novel, Sardinian Silver, he says in its...
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Novel: Sardinian Silver
Chicago Center for Literature and Photography reviews
It's a fantastic short read, to tell you the truth, like discovering a lost Graham Greene story or something... Set in 1961, it's the story of young Brit Arthur...
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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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American Son: A Novel (W.W. Norton)
Los Angeles Times reviews
"American Son," not unlike Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" and much else in recent American fiction, shows how family members are capable of afflicting and...
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American Son: A Novel (W.W. Norton)
Salon.com reviews
In a searing look at the immigrant experience, two half-Filipino brothers navigate a California of small-time thieves, Mexican gangsters and attack dogs trained...
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Multiverse
GoodReads reviews
Cheryl Snell has collaborated with her sister, Janet Snell to bring forth an astute and staggering blend of poetry, science, and art in her Multiverse collection....
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Doubleshot Reviews reviews
  Journeying across time Cassie and, especially, Chance will be challenged as to what is right and what is wrong and the consequences of changing history and...
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Lansing State Journal reviews
“Freezing Point” by former Detroit native Karen Dionne, (Jove, $7.99) is a contemporary eco-thriller that’s set mostly in the Antarctic. It uses a futuristic...
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Kirkus Discoveries reviews
"Marchetta’s prose is elegant in its simplicity, its rhythm gently carrying the reader forward like the Hudson River that figures so prominently throughout...
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A Difficult Boy - cover art by Marc Tauss
Kirkus Reviews First Fiction Special Issue, page 17 reviews
"What was the life of an indentured servant but that of a slave? M.P. Barker brings it ringingly, cringingly to life...A Difficult Boy hinges on the efforts of two...
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Caribousmom reviews
Christopher Meeks’ first collection of short stories is chock full of humanity. The stories are quirky, accessible and insightful and tackle a variety of themes....
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Months and Seasons & Other Stories
The Dark Phantom Review; also at BlogCritics reviews
Christopher Meeks is the author of the short story collections The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea and the more recent Months and Seasons. He has been a journalist,...
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Ruby
Romantic Times Book Reviews reviews
4 1/2 Stars “In this memorable debut novel, the characters are well written and interesting…Readers will not want this story to end."
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WOMEN UP ON BLOCKS, Stories by Mary Akers
The Short Review reviews
The female protagonists in this collection are prisoners in multifarious ways: trapped by the weight of marriage to errant/insensitive men, the burden of childcare...
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Waltzing Australia
Apex Reviews reviews
Waltzing Australia takes the reader on a journey through the heart and soul of the country & continent affectionately known as “Down Under.” Guided by Clampitt...
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Let My Colors Out
www.babble.com reviews
No one wants to read this article. I recommend you skip it if you don’t have any female friends. Except you do. And cancer happens. Even to people like you and me...
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