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Published Reviews

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The Flyer reviews
"...the book's  impressionistic, running narrative, the immediacy and matter-of-factness of its full-throttle prose."
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Respiring Thoughts reviews
"[A] masterfully crafted story about friendship and growing up."
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Drey's Library reviews
"[S]pare and to the point ... a startlingly frank story ... this will touch you."
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The Book Wheel reviews
"A fascinatingly dark read. I highly recommend it." 
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Ivy Bookshop reviews
"[A] disturbing but finely and passionately wrought novel."
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A Slender Tether
Out in Print reviews
A Slender Tether is an engaging, rewarding read. Highly recommended. Wells’s command of detail and nuance is expert, and the world she creates wholly credible......
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Jaguar Fever
Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales, and Fantasy reviews
The Cats are back in all their sensual, sinuous, sensational glory!! Terry Spear returns to her Jaguars in Jaguar Fever and boy does it sizzle. There is...
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God Particle
A Little Bit of R&R reviews
...a nonstop time traveling adventure...fast paced with likeable characters, I finished this story in a few hours.
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Brilliance
Publishers Weekly reviews
Sakey (The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes) paints a near future too close for comfort in this stunning thriller, the first in a projected series. About 1% of American...
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Brilliance
Damn Arbor reviews
One thought kept surfacing as I plunged through Brilliance, Flint native Marcus Sakey's fast-paced new thriller, which will be released tomorrow: this would...
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Next Stop: A Memoir of Family
Minneapolis Star Tribune reviews
Glen Finland has written a memoir of wonderful insight and emotional honesty about her fearsome love for her autistic son, David, who seeks to move from...
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Dasha's Journal
Bookwitch Blog reviews
Dasha is a clever cat, and I’m glad I’ve got to read her journal on autism. She is very astute and has some good ideas about autism and especially about so-called...
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The Daily Genoshan reviews
Shifting deftly between locations as disparate as suburban Minnesota, the hills of Los Angeles, and a trailer park in Alabama, "The Brightest Moon of the Century"...
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Synchronized Chaos reviews
Kate Evans’ recent novel For the May Queen follows Norma Jean, a young girl from the small California town of Auburn, through her 1981 freshman year at Sacramento...
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Willamette Week reviews
"South Carolina-based writer/English professor Keith lee Morris gets Americans—especially the small town variety. The fiction writer's latest book, a tight weave...
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Waltzing Australia
Review the Book reviews
Cynthia Clampitt’s Waltzing Australia is a very enjoyable and enlightening read....Her writing is superb and the reader is drawn into every detail of her adventure...
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Cindy's Love of Books reviews
SPOILER ALERT! All I have to say is wow! I was pleasantly surprised by the book and how much I really enjoyed it. Its fast paced and it literally sucks you in...
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THE DOWRY BRIDE
Book Ideas reviews
Shobhan Bantwal delivers a great story line with vivid characters and a non-stop sense of thrill and intrigue from cover to cover. It’s a beautifully written book...
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How to Be
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
Kids love to pretend. But maybe they're not as good at being animals as they could be, so San Francisco author and illustrator Lisa Brown ("Baby Mix Me a Drink")...
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The Calligrapher’s Daughter
BookPage reviews
“A bold, richly detailed story about the young daughter of a well-known calligrapher in turn-of-the 20th-century Korea. . . . [A] vivid, heartfelt portrait of...
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