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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 Understory
Publishers Weekly reviews
A 40-year-old New Yorker bound to his solitude and his habits finds he has lost the ability to connect with others in former Glamour editor Erens's hauntingly...
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The Understory
Chicago Tribune reviews
The "understory," narrator Jack Gorse explains early on, as he wanders the hidden Ramble in New York's Central Park, is made up of "the shrubs and...
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Library Journal, starred review reviews
Richmond (Dream of the Blue Room) has written a mesmerizing novel of loss and grief, hope and redemption, and the endurance of love.
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People reviews
A gripping tale...
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Seattle Times reviews
"...the brief odes to puddles, toys, baby pools, sippy cups and playdates are charming, pointed and funny, a perfect un-sentimental Mother's Day gift for new...
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Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know
Bay Area BusinessWoman News reviews
I read Hope's book, Help Me Live, as though I had a loving sister on my shoulder, murmuring in my ear that what I have to offer is enough: Just slow down, listen...
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The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
For Alan Kaufman, the late San Francisco vagabond wordsmith Jack Micheline represented the true spirit of poetry. ``He would beg destiny for a break,'' recalls...
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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders
Kirkus Reviews reviews
The tension between ancient rituals and modern reality elevates these tales from the merely beautiful into an astonishing personal vision, and a unique portrait ...
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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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East Bay Express reviews
"She prefers to write in bed, but the beds in which Laura Glen Louis dreamed up the lines in her haunting debut poetry collection 'Some, like elephants'; her 2001...
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Muriel's War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance
San Diego Jewish World reviews
“The life of Muriel Gardiner … is truly heartwarming – the number of lives she saved, or at least had a hand in saving, was incredibly great. And the saga of her...
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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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Amazon reviews
This first Zaftan story in a planned trilogy is one very unique take into fantasy/sci-fi. You can tell from the start, that it's going to poke fun at our elected...
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