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OVENMAN
Boldtype reviews
"While the plot is certifiably hilarious, it's really When's voice that's in the driver's seat. Dazed, confused, and occasionally caring, he carries all 250 pages...
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Willamette Week reviews
"Equal parts sleazy and frenetic, Parker's debut is a chortle-out-loud story about the sweaty, battle-scarred struggle between creating self-monuments and throwing...
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The Oregonian reviews
"Ovenman may leave some readers puzzling over how When can be such a dope in some ways and still such a fun narrator. Parker rides that thin line of narrative...
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Human Resources
Indigo Editing reviews
Human Resources is the first collection of short stories by Josh Goldfaden. Goldfaden used alternating satire and sincerity to examine various attempts at meaning...
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OVENMAN
Emerging Writers Network reviews
"Ovenman should end up being taught in MFA programs as an incredible example of a novel centered around voice. That's not to say that all Jeff Parker has done is...
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Diagram reviews
"Parker riffs on the brilliant, bombastic language of one When Thinfinger, pizza cook and then night manager at Gainesville, FL's Piecemeal Pizza by the Slice....
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Matrix Magazine reviews
"Vivid and honest...Ovenman is propelled by tight and precise sentences that fall from one into the other as Thinfinger's life falls apart. The writing is...
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Human Resources
ELLE reviews
"...a series of gently askew tales at once utterly odd and oddly humane. Using language as kinetic and inventive as his playful yet pointed plots, Goldfaden is...
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Human Resources
Publishers Weekly reviews
"The seven far-out stories in Goldfaden's impressive debut explore the absurd without giving in to it. The first story, 'The Veronese Circle,' encapsulates a four-...
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Saving Angelfish
LA Times reviews
"A flawlessly executed study of a life that's fully dissolved."
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The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather's Story, Written by Anthony Fredericks, Illustrated by Tammy Yee
Booklist reviews
Although the events of the tragedy are depicted in the book, the horror is lessened by using a framework story that sets the disaster in the past and by showing...
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In These Times reviews
Opening Lines: When Bryant Simon’s book, Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks (University of California Press, 2009) arrived in my...
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Donne Tempo reviews
In this novel the stories that make up the eight primary books of the novel are as independent as short stories. The connections between the characters weave the...
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The Big Wake-Up
Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review) reviews
Coggins's outstanding fifth mystery to feature San Francisco PI August Riordan (after 2007's Runoff) successfully blends an over-the-top premise with an...
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blog reviews
From GoodReads: Jennie’s connection with her twin brother, Toby, grew stronger after he died in 1864. Now Jennie must rely on her ability to communicate with the...
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Creative Acts of Healing: after a baby dies
Borders.com reviews
Very sensitive story of how a woman learns to accept the loss of her newborn child. Suprisingly open and despite the tragic topic not a heavy and depressing book,...
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Old Man River
On Point with Tom Ashbrook reviews
One hour segment devoted to Old Man River.
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The Big Issue (north) reviews
With Europe ravaged in the closing stages of world war two, Russia's advancing Red Army causes the civilian population of Germany to flee in terror. Alix, the...
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San Francisco Chronicle reviews
Schneider unfurls this horribly ill-fated expedition against the social sensibilities and political designs prevailing in Spain at the start of the 16th century....
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