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Published Reviews

The Bastard Year back cover reviews
"The Bastard Year is a splendid novel full of wisdom...Written in a spare, lovely, resonant prose, this book lingers in the mind and heart long after it has ended...
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Hystera
Jenn's Bookshelf reviews
“Set in New York the 1970s, in the midst of the Patty Hearst kidnapping case, Hystera tells the story of one young woman’s battle with intimacy and independence....
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Hystera
Life in Review reviews
Hystera by Leora Skolkin-Smith is a haunting and captivating story of a young woman who struggles with mental illness in the turbulent times of the 1970s. Lillian...
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Hystera
Veronica, MD reviews
Hystera by Leora Skolkin-Smith is one of those novels that gets you in the first few sentences; you know you are in for something completely unique and...
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The Bootlegger's Nephew
The News Gazette (Champaign IL) reviews
"Local author Sarah Wisseman has written the first book of a new mystery series set in Champaign County in 1923, during Prohibition in the United States...Wisseman...
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Hystera
A Bookish Way of Life reviews
     Memories of her life overwhelm Lillian to the point that she is trapped by them and can no longer function properly on a day to day basis...
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Hystera
RAGMAG, An International Magazine of Culture and Art reviews
“Someone once said that literature is either weighty and wise or interesting and captivating. Skolkin-Smith puts this to rest in HYSTERA. Lilly is a student in...
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Hystera
House of Seven Tails reviews
  “Lilly has been voluntarily admitted to a psychiatric ward following a failed suicide attempt. She’s a smart woman, enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College....
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Hystera
http://stilettostorytime.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/blog-tour-hystera-by-leora-skolkin-smith/ reviews
      “The story of and behind mental illness is one that has always intrigued me. The approach taken to the mentally ill in literature is also...
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East Eats West
Asian American Literary Review reviews
  The year 2010 marked a turning point for Vietnamese American literature.  Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth, Andrew Lam’s East Eats...
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Bad-Ass Faeries
The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror, Vol 10, No 7 (2007) reviews
 Standout stories include Elaine Corvidae's "Hollow Dreams," in which Pook runs with a group of homeless kids, empowered but haunted by his halfbreed...
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Compassion In Dying Magazine reviews
The thing about a good story is it grows on you and stays with you for days. The stories of the dying in Fran Moreland Johns' new book are like that. But this isn'...
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The Hollins Critic reviews
Coming to Rest By Kathryn Stripling Byer. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. $16.95 (pa.) In her latest collection, Coming to Rest, North...
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MODERN CONSERVATIVE reviews
erpt from One Night, Two Teams: Alabama vs. USC and the Game That Changed a Nation By Steven Travers Bill, I've just handed the South to the Republicans for fifty...
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Kirkus Reviews reviews
A REASON TO TREMBLE (reviewed on May 1, 2012) After the small town of Hope, Ga., is rocked by the hit-and-run death of a 10-year-old girl, two brothers set...
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Los Angeles Times reviews
Although his is not a household name, Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) created paintings of dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats, woolly mammoths and other prehistoric fauna...
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Child of the Flame
Sent via Email reviews
I received the following emailed review from Zimbabwean author Virginia Phiri, Highway Queen: "Never in my life have I been challenged by a book such as this...
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EASY INNOCENCE
Kirkus Reviews reviews
Private eye Georgia Davis battles on behalf of a mentally challenged man charged with murder. After being suspended from the force and dumped by a fellow cop,...
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Mysterious messenger
Midwest Book Reviews reviews
GHOST ORCHID by D.K. Christi L&L Dreamspell P.O. Box 1984 Friendswood, TX 77549-1984 www.lldreamspell.com ISBN 9781603181365 Mel, consumed by her love for a...
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How They See Us: Meditations on America
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
You can call it the revenge of Edward Said. His 1978 book, "Orientalism," was about how the West sees (and defines) the East. Sept. 11, 2001, flipped the direction...
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