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Published Reviews

Karen Palmer reviews
“Each of Eslami’s stories works on the reader like a solar eclipse. There is the same feeling of melancholy suspense, the expectation of something rare and...
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Quill & Quire reviews
Montreal writer Mark Lavorato delivers an engaging third novel that does a lovely job infusing history into fiction. Set mostly in 1920s Montreal, Serafim and...
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Witness reviews
"It is fascinating to read James Whyle's fictionalized account of the Grosvenor wreck... it contains within its less than 150 pages a great deal of food for...
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Amazon reviews
Twin brothers Argus & Tai Dachel raised by their aunt because their parents are dead in outskirts of Palmdale CA. Home-schooled because they are special....
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Amazon.com reviews
This story grabbed my attention and held me hostage from the first page. It is the story of prepubescent virgin girls around the world becoming pregnant at...
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The Proxy Assassin"
Kirkus Reviews reviews
Knoerle’s ace thriller, the third in the American Spy series, chronicles a noirish tough guy’s efforts to protect the world from the Red Menace, circa 1948....
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We, Monsters
Guernica Magazine reviews
"Much like Lolita, it is slyly funny and richly characterized, allowing the reader to develop empathy for anti-heroes. Most importantly, the book is a work of...
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The Black Church
Goodreads reviews
The story takes off from the very first page, leaving you breathless as you learn more and more about the tapestry's history, and the lives entwined within it.
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Comfortably Numb
Library Journal reviews
Grabien, Deborah. Comfortably Numb. Plus One. (JP Kinkaid Chronicles, Bk. 8). Oct. 2013. 298p. ISBN 9780986008511. pap. $17.95. M Agreeing to perform a New Year's...
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Impressions of a Reader reviews
Light is 'Nathan Burgoine's full-length debut novel. I've read most of Burgoine's short stories in different LGBT anthologies, so I'm quite familiar with his...
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White Snake and Other Stories
City Pages reviews
In Yan's stories it is the small kindness, the brief, tender moment, that surmounts the walls. At these times her characters, no matter how recalcitrant, breathe...
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East Eats West
International Examiner reviews
Andrew Lam’s book is something of a mixed bag. It is part essay and part journalism. In his essays, he writes in the first-person and mines the material of his...
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East Eats West
Los Angeles Review of Books reviews
  Of Refugees and Cosmopolites  Ever since childhood, I have had an odd aversion to reading any book with the word "dream" in its title, doubly...
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My Postwar Life
San Jose Mercury News reviews
"My Postwar Life: New Writings From Japan and Okinawa" edited by Elizabeth Mc- Kenzie (Chicago Quarterly Review Books, $19.95, 328 pages). Santa Cruz editor...
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The Lost Daughter of Happiness
Contemporary Literature - Volume 47, Number 4, Winter 2006, pp. 570-600 reviews
Although the name Yan Geling may mean very little to U.S.-based academics, Yan is often commended by scholars in mainland China and Taiwan as one of the most...
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Kindle and Nook available now; print available September 17
Book Geeks (UK) reviews
Remember when you used to hang out at the local boozer hoping to bump into this guy or gal who you couldn’t get out of your head but who refused to do much except...
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Globe and Mail reviews
Women will do anything for love. That much is clear in Victoria Zackheim's revealing - and riveting - collection of female-authored essays in The Other Woman. The...
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New York Times Book Review reviews
Henry Gray, the man behind Gray’s Anatomy (he had the help of a fellow doctor who created the drawings), became Hayes’s obsession. He finds out as much as he can...
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Library Journal reviews
A more common name for the "crying tree" is the willow, and one grows near Steven (Shep) Stanley's grave in Blaine, OR. This 15-year-old was killed in his home,...
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The Seattle Times reviews
Seattle-based opera singer/novelist Louise Marley knits together two related plot lines — a contemporary story about a therapist in deadly peril from a patient,...
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