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Published Reviews

The Anatomist
The Washington Post reviews
Like any good teacher, Hayes has a knack for metaphor. The still, close air in an anatomy lab is "like the gym of the dead." A lung is "a wet mound...
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Rain Taxi reviews
Barbara Jane Reyes's second book, Poeta en San Francisco, explores the translatable and untranslatable collisions of writing self and culture. We immediately...
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People reviews
(3 out of 4 stars) Innocence, it seems, can be hard to crush: Nine-year-old Sandrine Miller--the straight-A student in 1970s New Orleans who narrates Johnson's...
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The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reviews
One of the appealing facets of this character is her love of books and reading, her devotion to letter-writing. Like many lonely young girls, she finds solace in...
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Booklist reviews
Growing up in New Orleans in the 1970s, Sandrine is proud to be black, but because she is light-skinned and very smart, the black kids think she is stuck-up, and...
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Gravities of Center
MELUS (Multi Ethnic Literature in the US) Journal reviews
Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes's debut book of poetry, Gravities of Center, opens with an invocation echoing with the loss and longing of exile: "Found" asks...
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Publisher's Weekly reviews
This aching debut explores a girl's coming-of-age in poverty-drenched mid-1970s New Orleans. Eight-year-old Sandrine Miller lives like a servant to her mother,...
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Zoland Poetry reviews
“I have said “A Poet in New York” when I ought to have said “New York in a Poet,” Lorca said of his 1932 volume, and this...
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Head Games
BookPage reviews
Every now and then you run into a book that has it all: humor, a delightfully dark tone, a world-weary and larger-than-life protagonist and a wildly inventive...
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Head Games
Chicago Tribune reviews
Blurring the lines between historical fact and fiction, Craig McDonald's triumphantly twisted first novel is one of the most unusual, and readable, crime-fiction...
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Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore
CM: Canadian Review of Materials reviews
With the divorce rate nearing fifty per cent, there is a real need for this material, especially for younger children. Here, a little girl of about six tells how...
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Forgetting English
Mark Kramer, Founding Director and Writer-in-Residence, Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism, Harv reviews
“Midge Raymond turns her elegant, austere sentences precisely, forcing unmediated, intimate connection with readers of her exotic tales. It's nothing short of...
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Vietnam Magazine reviews
Rock 'n' Roll Soldier differs from most Vietnam entertainers' memoirs in that the troupe here did not come courtesy of Bob Hope and the USO. These troubadours in...
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Midwest Review reviews
"To Tempt the Wolf is an extremely enjoyable and fascinating read. I am impressed with the way Spears has added her own unique twist, mixing it into the realm of...
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An Apple Pie for Dinner
School Library Journal reviews
Told with folkloric flair, this scrumptious tale is perfect for reading aloud to a broad range of ages… Every library will want a copy.
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Night Owl Romance reviews
This is the fifth installment in Ms. Spear's werewolf stories. These stories keep getting better and better with each one. You will find yourself lusting after the...
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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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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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Kim Hess Divorce Guru Turning Challenges into Triumphs reviews
Many people have told me I seem really cheery for a divorced person. Why wouldn’t I? Divorce has treated me well. It was being unhappily married that made me...
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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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