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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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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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http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2010/06/book-switch-2010-grant-mckenzie.html reviews
Hard to put down! The chapters are short and snappy ... and I kept saying, "I'll just read one more chapter ... one more chapter". The pace is quick and frantic...
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East Bay Express reviews
"She prefers to write in bed, but the beds in which Laura Glen Louis dreamed up the lines in her haunting debut poetry collection 'Some, like elephants'; her 2001...
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Muriel's War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance
San Diego Jewish World reviews
“The life of Muriel Gardiner … is truly heartwarming – the number of lives she saved, or at least had a hand in saving, was incredibly great. And the saga of her...
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Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books reviews
“[a] solid depiction of the setting: the markets, the homes, and the streets are brought vividly to life, providing a visual backdrop for this seldom-told chapter...
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Amazon reviews
This first Zaftan story in a planned trilogy is one very unique take into fantasy/sci-fi. You can tell from the start, that it's going to poke fun at our elected...
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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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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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