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Published Reviews

Things Kept, Things Left Behind
Kirkus Reviews reviews
Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, this well-worked debut collection of 11 stories delineates life's wrenching milestones: divorce, moving, the...
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Things Kept, Things Left Behind
El Paso Times reviews
Sometimes in a Tomlinson tale, it's difficult to tell the winners from the losers, the resilient from the fragile. But his magic lies in the shadows of people's...
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Things Kept, Things Left Behind
New York Times reviews
Like the landscape, Mr. Tomlinson’s characters in these 11 stories have harder edges. Their emotions are soaked in beer and obscured by the smoky haze of...
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The Price of Passion
Lambda Rising Book Report, Bay Area Reporter, The Wishing Well reviews
“Wells’ language is a rich and varied drug… Unlike so many other highly charged novels, The Price of Passion is a fully integrated story with a compelling conflict...
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AfterShocks
The Washington Blade, Chicago Outlines, Girlfriends Magazine, Recommended Reading/True Review reviews
"AfterShocks is an achievement.  There are lines that are so filled with beauty and truth that they are sheer pleasure to read.  Jess Wells is obviously...
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Books of the Times reviews
The Palm Latitudes of Kate Braverman's passionate new novel are those hot, steamy places to the south where the sun is insolent and cactuses and banyan trees and...
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New York Times reviews
For some American fiction writers, Los Angeles has for a long time now been thought of as providing a definitive opportunity to describe uprooted characters...
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The Mandrake Broom
Historical Novels Review reviews
            ...Wells’ detailed bibliography confirms her extensive research.  Historical events such as the invention of the printing press and contributions of...
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To Ride Hell's Chasm
The Best Reviews reviews
This is a stand-alone epic fantasy that is full of action and adventure TO RIDE HELL'S CHASM is a complex sword and sorcery novel whose protagonist is a man of...
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Finn: A Novel
Entertainment Weekly reviews
Clinch brings us a radical new take on Twain's classic, and a stand-alone marvel of a novel.
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Thoughts...OVER COFFEE reviews
This story is wonderful blend of contemporary suspense; romance, with just the right mix of paranormal. Terry has a wonderful sense of humor and you can’t help but...
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Courting Constance--How to Win a Guy in Ten Days in Regency England
Fresh Fiction reviews
Inspirational Fiction Historical, Inspirational Fiction Romance This inspirational novel shows that true love can conquer all and that people can change their...
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Highway of Heroes
CM Magazine reviews
Put yourself in the mind of a young boy, caught up in the heartbreak of losing his soldier dad, and now facing the formal repatriation ceremony that begins at...
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http://troublewithhammers.blogspot.com/2011/11/dorianne-lauxs-book-of-men.html reviews
All too often, contemporary poets fall victim to the belief that they must over-elevate their diction and earn points for being clever before they're allowed to...
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The Fear Within: Spies, Commies, and American Democracy on Trial
Publishers Weekly reviews
In this illuminating examination of a troubling episode in America's past, veteran journalist (and PW contributor) Martelle (Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and...
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Dogs Don't Lie
Booklist reviews
Pru Marlowe has recently returned to her hometown in the Berkshires, ostensibly to care for her dying mother. In reality, she fled New York when she was weeks away...
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LOLA,CALIFORNIA, the new novel by Edie Meidav (comes out July 5, 2011)
The Faster Times reviews
Meidav succeeds brilliantly in creating an authentic friendship between Lana and Rose, one that is messy, captivating, and durable. The Lolas are their most...
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Crime Time (England) reviews
Many books have attempted to pull off the remarkable trick that Umberto Eco achieved so memorably in The Name of the Rose: embedding a highly compulsive historical...
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Librarything reviews
I really enjoyed Mini Collection. Saving the Shore was a funny version of Lord of the Rings with strange, but interesting, characters, and creative magic. I liked...
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The New York Observer reviews
Lou Beach is best known as an illustrator and album-cover designer. But his ability to capture complex scenes in just a few strokes makes his first book of...
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