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UK Edition
Library Journal reviews
By 526 B.C.E., Egypt is on the brink of destruction. Ruling dynasties are increasingly corrupt, the common people are looking for new, strong leadership, and...
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UK Edition
Publishers Weekly reviews
(Starred) In 526 B.C., the kingdom of Egypt is decaying, threatened by treachery from within and by a massive Persian invasion from without. Hasdrabal Barca, a...
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Waiting for Daisy
The New York Times reviews
Peggy Orenstein’s journey… proved a suspenseful one over roiling seas; indeed, as recorded in “Waiting for Daisy,” her unsparing new personal account, it...
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Waiting for Daisy
People Magazine reviews
"This may be the most honest book written about the tsunami of emotion that hits women when what should come most naturally -- reproduction -- becomes instead...
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Waiting for Daisy
Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviews
"Inspiration and solace come in copious quantities in Peggy Orenstein's dazzling new memoir, a heart-rending account of her six-year quest to conceive a child...
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Washington Post reviews
"She treats her efforts to become a mother with intelligent skepticism and a brazen sense of humor... One of the best things about this book is that when she...
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Waiting for Daisy
Elle Magazine reviews
"Orenstein's nakedly honest account of her decision at age 35 to have a baby and her ensuing struggle to do so reads like a detective thriller. Each new...
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Waiting for Daisy
New York Magazine reviews
"The Rocky of infertility memoirs."
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Waiting for Daisy
MORE Magazine reviews
"...a raw, funny and poignant memoir ... she writes keenly and with humor about the difficult road her quest takes. By the time I reached the end of the book...
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Yesterday's Dreams
The Smoking Poet reviews
There is much good to be found between the covers of Yesterday’s Dreams, from the rich Celtic myth to well-defined characters — a sympathetic protagonist and dark...
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San Francisco Chronicle reviews
  Author Richard Zimler has been deservedly called "an American Umberto Eco," and has his own high standards to live up to. With his latest novel, "The...
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Obsidian Bookshelf reviews
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Edge Magazine reviews
"Well-paced and plotted, the novel centers around three women who go to the Antarctic then return home, their lives forever changed by their experiences with each...
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Peter and the Whimper-Whineys
Biblio Reads Children's Book Review reviews
Ohhhhh, where was this book when I needed it most? This one is for parents! Oh, sure the kids will enjoy it and learn something from it, but that is exactly why it...
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Canadian Jewish News reviews
"We may not yet know the names of all who were killed in the Holocaust.  Richard Zimler, however, helps us understand that, whatever their names, each victim...
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An Unrehearsed Desire
Winnipeg Free Press reviews
“Davis's passion for her characters makes them achingly real… spare, elegant prose… powerful and suspenseful…Davis writes with a stunning clarity and economy of...
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Fierce
The Montreal Gazette reviews
The best stories may be short, but never small; in fact, the ones that move us most deeply embody whole worlds. Such is true of the tough tales in Fierce, the...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
Much like Pynchon's acclaimed 1974 novel, Smith's extraordinary visual tribute can seem both too big and too good to be true. The 750 or so hallucinatory drawings...
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Texas Family (June/July 2008) reviews
Follow the honest, heartfelt journey of a father who discovers his daughter has a rare neurological disorder that leaves her unable to speak. By Plano father...
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Family Matters, Vision Magazine reviews
Despite the fact that definitions of the “average” family proliferate, the average family in fact does not exist. If it did it would spend roughly 1,400 USD (1,040...
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