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The Understory
ForeWord Magazine reviews
“To look twice is not good, not the way things should be, but I decide it is better than failing to look at all,” admits Jack Gorse, the lonely protagonist of...
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The Understory
Small Spiral Notebook reviews
Jack Gorse, the bookish, obsessive protagonist of Pamela Erens’ debut novel, is part of a long line of literary wanderers. Like Binx Bolling, from Walker Percy’s...
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The Understory
Publishers Weekly reviews
A 40-year-old New Yorker bound to his solitude and his habits finds he has lost the ability to connect with others in former Glamour editor Erens's hauntingly...
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The Understory
Chicago Tribune reviews
The "understory," narrator Jack Gorse explains early on, as he wanders the hidden Ramble in New York's Central Park, is made up of "the shrubs and...
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Library Journal, starred review reviews
Richmond (Dream of the Blue Room) has written a mesmerizing novel of loss and grief, hope and redemption, and the endurance of love.
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People reviews
A gripping tale...
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Seattle Times reviews
"...the brief odes to puddles, toys, baby pools, sippy cups and playdates are charming, pointed and funny, a perfect un-sentimental Mother's Day gift for new...
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Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know
Bay Area BusinessWoman News reviews
I read Hope's book, Help Me Live, as though I had a loving sister on my shoulder, murmuring in my ear that what I have to offer is enough: Just slow down, listen...
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The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
For Alan Kaufman, the late San Francisco vagabond wordsmith Jack Micheline represented the true spirit of poetry. ``He would beg destiny for a break,'' recalls...
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Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders
Kirkus Reviews reviews
The tension between ancient rituals and modern reality elevates these tales from the merely beautiful into an astonishing personal vision, and a unique portrait ...
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Kirkus Reviews reviews
PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ Author: King, A.S. A star is assigned to books of unusual merit, determined by the editors of Kirkus Reviews. A harrowing but ultimately...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
Please Ignore Vera Dietz A.S. King, Knopf, $16.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-375-86586-2 Beginning with the funeral of Charlie Kahn, high school senior Vera's neighbor and...
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Tucson Citizen reviews
Her book chronicles the ending of her marriage, one that she claims should have lasted forever, or at least five years.
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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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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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The Flag Keeper
Good Family Reads reviews
A very easy to read format, a few long words that are very well explained will not only entertain but teach kids of all ages. I was very happy that the Flag Facts...
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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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Goodreads reviews
This is a collection of three short stories. The first is a Hobbit parody which is quite amusing. I believe it is part of an ongoing set of stories set in...
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