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Des Moines Register reviews
The photographs reveal much about a lifelong relationship between 11 women. In the first, the tanned high school girls emit a joy for life in their playful group...
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Chicago Sun-Times (Q&A) reviews
Call it a girl thing. There's just something special about female friendships -- girlfriends who are there for you through thick and thin, no matter what. Much of...
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Chicago Sun-Times reviews
Jeffrey Zaslow's name is familiar to lots of Sun-Times readers. From 1987 to 2001, he wrote a column that more or less replaced legendary advice giver Ann Landers...
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Christian Science Monitor reviews
Jeffrey Zaslow knew he had stumbled on a hot topic when he wrote a column about women’s friendships for The Wall Street Journal. Almost immediately, hundreds of e-...
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New York Times (blog) reviews
In a new book, “The Girls From Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship” (Gotham), author Jeffrey Zaslow explores the powerful friendships of 11 girls...
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New York Times reviews
In the quest for better health, many people turn to doctors, self-help books or herbal supplements. But they overlook a powerful weapon that could help them fight...
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New York Times reviews
Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow, co-author of The Last Lecture with the late Randy Pausch, is now looking into the world of female friendships. The...
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The Organiser reviews
Indian Muslims are ghettoed in Pakistan Farzana Versey has brought out history through her travel fable that holds bare the social milieu enshrining the...
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The Statesman reviews
There’s a saying in Hindi which goes: dhobi ka kutta, na ghar ka, na ghat ka. The washerman's dog doesn't know where he belongs, whether at home or at the ghats...
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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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Chicago Reader reviews
Calhoun describes it as a moment where wrestling grappled with surrealism, and surrealism won out with a suplex powerslam—a scene where audience members whipped...
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The Bay at Midnight
Publishers Weekly reviews
“The story...unfolds organically and credibly, building to a touching denouement that plumbs the nature of crimes of the heart.”
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Forgetting English
Book Club Classics reviews
“Each place is vividly realized...In addition to Raymond’s lovely characterization and sense of place, her deft use of metaphor is intuitive and contributes to the...
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Goodreads reviews
Z.E is a scifi/fantasy adventure that involves many characters point of views. It starts off with Yunta, an alien commander in charge of finding rare minerals on...
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The Huntsville Times, Books, A Baker's Dozen: Contemporary Women Poets of Alabama. Edited by Jerri B reviews
"With an unimpressive white jacket binding its contents and a hand-written press release announcing its arrival, A Baker's Dozen is one of those books even a...
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Author website reviews
I found your book very informative, and I refer back to it even now.  Especially helpful was the suggestion of a novel writing software. My stories come out...
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Daughters of the Revolution
New York Times Book Review reviews
In the opening chapter of Carolyn Cooke’s “Daughters of the Revolution,” two young men go kayaking off the coast south of Boston. It is 1963 and both men are...
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The New York Times reviews
Like a David Cronenberg movie, this offbeat anthology zeros in on beauty's dark and complicated side. Another bonus: it mostly features good writers you've never...
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The Commercial Appeal reviews
"The new novel chronicles in stark, effective prose a boy's tragic discoveries about how friendship works."
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BookReview.com reviews
"Emotionally, the novel connects fiercely with readers . . ."
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