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Last Train to Paris
The New York Times Sunday Book Section reviews
  YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS  Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim Michele Zackheim’s books, like treasure hunts, send their narrators scuttling after...
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Vic's Media Room reviews
Christopher Meeks in his new book, Blood Drama, published by White Whisker Books brings us into the life of Ian Nash. Innocent routine activities.  ...
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THE SEVENTH GATE, by Richard Zimler
Blog of Firdevs Robinson reviews
"The Seventh Gate had a profound effect on me with its portrayal of how the Nazi ideology permeated German society and politics. Of course, there was an enormous...
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The Countries We Live In
Goodreads.com reviews
As always, Radavich gives us marvelous lines.  It's the kind of collection to turn to if you feel the slightest bit blue.  He has a way of looking at the...
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Winnipeg Free Press reviews
"Lavorato balances the present, visceral moment with deep subtext, and what results is great, even beautiful writing."
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Flyover Lives
NPR reviews
The second best quality Diane Johnson has as a writer is that she's so smart. Her first best quality — and one that's far more rare — is that she credits her...
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The National Post reviews
While his characters drive the action, Lavorato’s unwavering eye is at its best when observing and describing the city itself, which continues to grapple with many...
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Views from the Countryside reviews
Christopher Meeks is an award winning playwright and obviously visual person.  Perhaps that explains his ability to create characters I'll remember for a long...
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BookPage reviews
  “Hearts drumming, / eyes darting, / knees trembling.” Susan VanHecke’s reverent free verse describes the trepidation felt by Frank, James and Shepard, three...
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Mending Horses
Kirkus Reviews reviews
“Fluid writing and a true sense of history—including fascinating insights into early circuses—raise this well above the usual. Barker’s characters are nuanced,...
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Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite
Adventures In Reading reviews
While reading 'Grammar Snobs,' I kept wondering if it was healthy to be laughing so much at a book on grammar. I read the book in one sitting (excluding a short...
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Renegade Poetics, by Evie Shockley
KCET.org reviews
"Award-winning poet and UCLA English Professor Harryette Mullen is the subject of a compelling chapter; she also provided the inspiration for Shockley's title '...
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Executioner Song
The New York Times reviews
This is an absolutely astonishing book.
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The Banquet Bug
The Guardian (UK) reviews
Isabel Hilton is entertained by Geling Yan's satirical take on contemporary China... ...Yan is not nostalgic for the years of socialism: her earlier work has been...
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Paradise Farm
Publishers Weekly reviews
Using a spare prose style resonant with clues to the catastrophic times ahead, Webster deftly conveys a period of social history when women began voicing their...
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Perfume River
Sacramento State Magazine reviews
In the “tradition” of postmodernism, Lam’s book contains fragments of his lived experiences as a journalist and as a Viet Kieu, a name that connotes Vietnamese...
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Snowfall at Willow Lake
BookPage reviews
Snowfall at Willow Lake is a charming addition to the popular Lakeshore Chronicles and readers will thoroughly enjoy revisiting the beloved residents and familiar...
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The Sandcastle Girls
Publishers' Weekly reviews
"Powerful. . .Bohjalian’s storytelling makes this a beautiful, frightening, and unforgettable read."
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Marin I.J. reviews
Redwood High Baseball Team of 1977 to be Remembered Keep your eyes peeled for the IJ next week, because we''ll have a piece in the sports section on Redwood High's...
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New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development
Public Art Review reviews
Arlene Goldbard's most recent book, New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development, is a comprehensive, well-written, and passionate chronicle of this...
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