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Published Reviews

Lelia
The New York Review of Books reviews
“Maria Espinosa’s translation . . . is remarkable for coming very close to the resonant vocabulary and its extraordinary images.” —V.S. Pritchett, The New York...
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Incognito: Journey of a Secret Jew
San Antonio Express-News reviews
“. . . A richly textured story in which Alfonso and his family struggle to retain their values and traditions in the face of relentless and bloody persecution...
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MADAPPLE
Vanity Fair reviews
Vanity Fair featured MADAPPLE in Elissa Schappell's "Hot Type," saying, "In debut novelist Christina Meldrum's mesmerizing literary mystery MADAPPLE (Knopf), the...
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The Soulstealer War
Midwest Book Review reviews
Kenneth McNary just wanted a hike on an Appalachian Trail. Nice, peaceful hike, maybe find some inspiration as he did so. "The Soulstealer War: The First Mother's...
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7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh
New Orleans Times-Picayune reviews
"Mr. Trachtenberg is a splendid, if curious, raconteur--world-class at literate whining . . . and close to that in assuming the comical stance of aesthete/thug (...
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7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh
SPIN reviews
"Rendered with wit, humility, passion, and a razor-sharp perspicacity that recalls Joan Didion in her prime. Seven Tattoos combines the accessibility of fiction...
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7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh
Washington Post Book World reviews
The artistry and humor of his wriitng, the pain of his mercilessly self-punishing insights, the relentlessness of ihs guilty misanthropy and the stream of sadness...
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A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome
The Art Blog by Bob reviews
The Renaissance "arose within a maelstrom of enormously potent political, economic, and social change," writes Angela K. Nickerson in A Journey into Michelangelo's...
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Writing Begins with the Breath
Story Circle Book Reviews reviews
Laraine Herring's book is about the "being" aspect of writing, not just the brain-centered "doing." The practice she describes is "deep writing," and Herring...
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Writing Begins with the Breath
LA Yoga reviews
Book Review Writing Begins with the Breath, Embodying Your Authentic Voice By Laraine Herring Shambala, 2007 Destiny dropped this book in my lap just in the nick...
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The Big Splash
Publishers Weekly reviews
The seventh-grader version of a Raymond Chandler PI, Matt Stevens coolly navigates the mean streets (okay, the mean hallways) of Franklin Middle School in a first...
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Everlasting
RAWSISTAZ Reviewers reviews
EVERLASTING is a stressful novel of terror, fear and street life that keeps the pages turning. Stacy-Deanne's characters are well developed and it is easy to see...
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Melody
UrbanhottnessBooks/Urbanfirebooks reviews
This is the first novel that I had read from this stupendous author; it took me awhile to actually pick up this novel, and I wish it didn’t take so long. If I...
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Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend
The Buffalo News reviews
“Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend” by Paul Schneider is the best thing I’ve read this year — it puts truer faces on the duo than Warren Beatty and...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
"Shame, spurned love and seething desire run through the sometimes-connected stories in Otis's adroit debut collection."
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Starquest
Long And Short Reviews reviews
Ms. Lyn does a great job making surprise characters, like Jaii and other ships’ computers, seem ordinary. And, it’s refreshing that various characters share a...
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Salvation
January Magazine reviews
"This is 21st century fiction, perfectly rendered. Sometimes, it's so beautiful, it breaks your heart."
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Mosquito
Third Coast reviews
"His speakers are unrelenting in their quest to remain focused on life’s true and pure moments despite, or rather because of, their fear. Alex Lemon’s poems...
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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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Blog Critics reviews
This is the first novel by short story writer Christopher Meeks, author of the acclaimed collections "The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea" and "Months and Seasons."...
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