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People reviews
(3 out of 4 stars) Innocence, it seems, can be hard to crush: Nine-year-old Sandrine Miller--the straight-A student in 1970s New Orleans who narrates Johnson's...
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The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reviews
One of the appealing facets of this character is her love of books and reading, her devotion to letter-writing. Like many lonely young girls, she finds solace in...
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Booklist reviews
Growing up in New Orleans in the 1970s, Sandrine is proud to be black, but because she is light-skinned and very smart, the black kids think she is stuck-up, and...
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Gravities of Center
MELUS (Multi Ethnic Literature in the US) Journal reviews
Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes's debut book of poetry, Gravities of Center, opens with an invocation echoing with the loss and longing of exile: "Found" asks...
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Publisher's Weekly reviews
This aching debut explores a girl's coming-of-age in poverty-drenched mid-1970s New Orleans. Eight-year-old Sandrine Miller lives like a servant to her mother,...
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Zoland Poetry reviews
“I have said “A Poet in New York” when I ought to have said “New York in a Poet,” Lorca said of his 1932 volume, and this...
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Head Games
BookPage reviews
Every now and then you run into a book that has it all: humor, a delightfully dark tone, a world-weary and larger-than-life protagonist and a wildly inventive...
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Head Games
Chicago Tribune reviews
Blurring the lines between historical fact and fiction, Craig McDonald's triumphantly twisted first novel is one of the most unusual, and readable, crime-fiction...
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New York Times Book Review reviews
...Soehnlein makes the familiar strange.
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You Can Say You Knew Me When
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
In "You Can Say You Knew Me When," K.M. Soehnlein's engaging new novel, Jamie Garner returns from his father's funeral to his childhood home in...
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Kim Hess Divorce Guru Turning Challenges into Triumphs reviews
Many people have told me I seem really cheery for a divorced person. Why wouldn’t I? Divorce has treated me well. It was being unhappily married that made me...
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http://www.bookaddictpatti.com/2010/11/review-wolf-fever-by-terry-spear.html reviews
My thoughts: I really enjoy reading Terry Spear's wolves; she is very good at making the wolf come across in their human counterparts. I love her Alpha males, and...
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East Bay Express reviews
"She prefers to write in bed, but the beds in which Laura Glen Louis dreamed up the lines in her haunting debut poetry collection 'Some, like elephants'; her 2001...
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Dean Rader, Works & Days, Winner 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
Rattle reviews
It’s hard to say what I love most in this glorious debut volume; is it the glorious Frog & Toad poems, the love poems, or the one-on ones with mentors—Stevens...
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Santa's Birthday Gift
Children's Bookwatch reviews
         "Santa's Birthday Gift" is a charming children's Christmas book that explains origins of Santa's role in connection...
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Santa's Birthday Gift
Biblio Reads Children's Book Review reviews
I gotta tell you that I really love Sherrill's rhyme and way with words. This is the second book of hers that I have reviewed and I heartily recommend her as a...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
In this fresh, experimental novel, a psychotherapist, Hector Glasco, attempts to cure Hilary, a jaded movie queen, of her "perpetual sense of déja vu." … Cleverly...
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Amazon.com reviews
This is a mesmerising read. The opening scene (already described by a previous reviewer) is stunningly unique not only in its concept and the beautiful writing,...
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The Fractured World
Adagio Verse Quarterly reviews
The Fractured World by Scott Owens deserves to be widely read both for its poetic and its social worth. These poems—so much more than a story of coming of age—are...
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A Sensible Match Book
www.romancejunkies.com reviews
A SENSIBLE MATCH is a wonderful love story. Abby and Edwin both face many challenges, and must rely on God’s guidance. Upon Edwin’s arrival in her town, she must...
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