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Published Reviews

The Odyssey of a Manchurian
Library Journal reviews
Yang recounts the trek her father made down the length of China to escape civil war and hunger as Mao Zedong Communist battled Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist for...
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Voya reviews
VOYA-Starred Review April 2007 Beaudoin, Sean. Going Nowhere Fast. Little,...
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Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know
Breast Cancer Action News reviews
Hope [is] first and foremost is a great storyteller. If you invited her to a dinner party, you would actually encourage her to share her observations on cancer as...
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Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know
CURE magazine reviews
Even though I am a 20-year survivor, I needed to be reminded about what people in the throes of cancer need, and Lori Hope’s book is...
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McSweeneys.net reviews
Readers of the quarterly know Ms. Ehrhardt's stories from Issues 14 and 16, and now there's a whole book of them together in one place, which is very convenient....
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Time Out Chicago reviews
Her characters, all living in or around New Orleans, are flawed and selfish, and yet it’s impossible to avert one’s gaze. Each story is like a perfectly wrapped...
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Narrative Magazine reviews
On occasion, the narrator looks around the room, and Ehrhardt has a gift for lucid description that has the hyperreal effect of a still life, causing one to...
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The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews
Refreshingly, Ehrhardt doesn't string the reader along with inflated prose or over-the-top characterizations. Her stories are clean, sharp-edged, and imbued with...
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The New York Times reviews
The collection’s most successful story, “The Longest Part of the Day,” moves between the point of view of 15-year-old Jilly, who goes missing when she takes a ride...
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New Orleans Times-Picayune reviews
All readers recognize it when they hear it -- the siren song of the truth teller, the voice that will lead you someplace new, summoning you to an experience that...
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Dogs Don't Lie
There's a Dead Guy in My Living Room (blog) reviews
Simon’s book has the sharp kind of character detail I think she herself appreciates. Her crisp writing and polished plot are a pleasure from start to finish.
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The Denver Post reviews
Same as Washington Post, but new audience...
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The Stubborn Season
The Montreal Gazette reviews
The Stubborn Season is precise, polished … bind[s] the attention through the excellence of its sharp, precise prose, generously laced with authentic history....
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Blog Critics reviews
SPOILER ALERT! The author does a fantastic job of keeping this book very fast-paced. It is hard to put down as it contains everything, including how to run from...
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Mommy Bunch reviews
This book had me right from the start.  I love books that capture my attention right from the first page, and this one did not let me down.  There is...
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Gertrude's Broken Wand (Marmalade Book 1)
Lynchburg Coupon Mama reviews
Marmalade is a book that today’s child is sure to love! Just from the back cover, I felt a flood of memories come back about books and movies including Alice in...
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NYtimes.com reviews
Marvels of economy, the stories in Lou Beach’s first collection, “420 Characters”(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22), originated as Facebook status updates (and...
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Authonomy reviews
Got up very early this morning and read 'Missio' straight on through. I absolutely could not stop! It is brilliant and grand--I can't think of a better word than...
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Leaving the World Book Cover
The Telegraph reviews
Whatever else one may think of Douglas Kennedy as a novelist, there is no denying that he is generous to the point of profligacy with his plotting. His latest...
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Shelf Awareness reviews
Book Review: Waiting for the Apocalypse Jan 24, 2009 Waiting for the Apocalypse: A Memoir of Faith and Family by Veronica Chater ($23.95, Norton, 9780393066036/...
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