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On sale July 17!
USA Today reviews
In the same way Buffy the Vampire Slayer mixed high school and bloodsuckers, Doug Dorst combines cops and ghosts in his Alive in Necropolis. The result is a...
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TEXTILE DESIGNS (Book Cover)
ART & AUCTION Magazine reviews
Textile expert Meller is a tireless collector of these "superfluous necessities," which she presents in five main groupings: floral, geometric, conversational,...
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TEXTILE DESIGNS (Book Cover)
Art in America Magazine reviews
In addition to the book's visual splendor, its text is refreshingly intelligent, informed and witty: "In modernist art, abstraction, at first controversial to the...
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RUSSIAN TEXTILES: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia (Book Jacket)
SELVEDGE Magazine (September 2008) reviews
"The stunning dustcover, binding and endpapers of this book immediately lure one into a world of pattern, fantasy and intrigue dominated by the color red."
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RUSSIAN TEXTILES: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia (Book Jacket)
HALI Magazine: Carpet, Textile and Islamic Art (Spring 2008) reviews
Seldom does a new textile book invite one to view its subject matter in an entirely new light, from an entirely new perspective. Russian Textiles does just this...
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Ruby
Publisher's Weekly reviews
"...When Ruby DiCamillo dies unexpectedly from asthma, her eight-year-old daughter Lucy blames herself for not reaching her mother’s inhaler in time. As she grows...
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RUSSIAN TEXTILES: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia (Book Jacket)
AMERICAN CRAFT Magazine (Oct/Nov 2008) reviews
The intriguing title, with its mingling of the commonplace and the exotic, neatly sums up the collecting field that fascinates Meller and sets her apart from the...
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Ruby
BlogCritics Magazine reviews
Ruby Among Us is a novel about love, forgiveness, and understanding involving a grandmother and granddaughter. The granddaughter, Lucy is eight years old when she...
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Ruby
Armchair Interviews reviews
Peel back the layers of any person,” Kitty DiCamillo tells her granddaughter Lucy in Tina Ann Forkner’s Ruby Among Us, “and you’ll find pain and suffering well-...
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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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White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg
Electric Review reviews
White Hand is notable for both the tremendous amount of new information it provides and they way that it's presented. Conners not only tells us the whens and whys...
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Lost Kingdom, forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in January, 2012
Christian Science Monitor print edition reviews
The Christian Science Monitor picks Lost Kingdom as an Editor’s Choice, calling it “a fascinating and authoritative tale of intrigue and imperialism…”
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Everything Must Go
Dallas Morning News reviews
“In Ms. Flock’s talented hands, [Henry] becomes someone readers will keep rooting for long after it would seem the game is over.”  
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Amazon reviews
I read "Two Murders Reaped" in one day; I couldn't put it down. In this final book of Cynthia Haggard's "Thwarted Queen" series, the power struggle that has...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
Call them Generation M—for medicated. In this sometimes disturbing and often heartbreaking debut, journalist and blogger (PsychCentral.com) Barnett chronicles...
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Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China
The Globe Corner Bookstore reviews
"The Pearl Jacket and Other Stories is full of short-shorts with this biting irony or crisp, cruel social criticism. However, it also shares with the readers...
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Robin: The Lovable Morgan Horse
Parent to Parent reviews
"Robin: The Lovable Morgan Horse is a great book for both girls and boys. In a nutshell, it's about a young rider who has a terrible riding accident and the...
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You're Not the Boss of Me
Publisher's Weekly - starred review reviews
Candid and largely unapologietic, Los Angeles writer and mother of two Schickel indulges herself first, her kids next and arbiters of proper motherhood never in...
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Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles
Women & Hollywood Blog reviews
"Send Yourself Roses is an easy and interesting read, there are some great tidbits from her film career, but more importantly, Turner takes issue with the culture...
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Tulsa World reviews
"Orion's husband had an idea — leave behind their lives as psychiatrists and travel around the country in a converted bus. 'Why can't you be like a normal husband...
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