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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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OVENMAN
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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OVENMAN
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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Saving Angelfish
KQED Arts reviews
"Her novel of addiction, of coming close to bottoming out…rings as true as any memoir I've read."
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Saving Angelfish
Publishers Weekly reviews
Matheson's promising debut, a gritty novel from Tin House Books' New Voice Series, tells the bleak story of a wayward L.A. junkie named Max. Virtually disowned by...
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Mosquito
Publishers Weekly reviews
In this edgy, energetic, even frenetic debut from a rising star of the Midwest, Lemon's jagged, commanding voice both charms and shocks: “Voice, be amazing/...
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Mosquito
CutBank Reviews reviews
"Lemon’s passion and vulnerability will strip bare your conscience. There will be only scars remaining where doubt used to be—in places you never thought there...
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Rebel: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby
Publishers Weekly reviews
In this sympathetic, brightly told account, Mosby emerges as an unpredictable, fiercely independent  figure with a near-obsessive ‘affinity for the irregular’ in...
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Race With The Devil
Brian Setzer, Grammy-winning guitarist reviews
I loved it! I couldn't put it down!
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What Feeds Us
Poemeleon reviews
In this book, winner of the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, as in her first collection, Eve’s Red Dress, Lockward is attuned to duality, the dark and the light,...
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Washington Post reviews
"The plot of Small Crimes is a thing of beauty: spare but ingeniously twisted and imbued with a glossy coating of black humor. Zeltserman takes up all the familiar...
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Internet/Blogspot reviews
"Lunstrum’s writing reminds us that short stories are far from a lost art. Capable of entrancing more than any tome could, each story in Swimming with Strangers...
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Book Club Classics reviews
Last year I read and reviewed a short story collection by Meeks which I enjoyed but was left wanting more. I loved his character development and was disappointed...
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Dan's Journal reviews
"[This is] an exceptional novel. The main character, Edward and I have so much in common (born around the same time, had a step-mother, was taunted in school, and...
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The Holdouts
Texas Books in Review reviews
For Martha, who is landlocked in Arkansas during the 1960s and ’70s, the Gulf of Mexico is a pirate’s paradise of monkeys swinging from coconut trees and Texas...
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LOS ANGELES TIMES reviews
Time enough at last? Nope. I can't be the only one who feels like Henry Bemis from time to time. Major props to anybody who understands the reference. I've made...
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The Calligrapher’s Daughter
Washingtonian magazine reviews
Everything is churning on the Korean peninsula in Washington writer Eugenia Kim’s debut novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter. In a dream, Najin—the willful young...
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