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The Montreal Gazette reviews
Set mostly in Montreal in the 1920s and early ’30s, Serafim and Claire is an evocative, dramatic and poetic page-turner...
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What Does It Mean To Be Safe
Pragmatic Mom reviews
It’s easy to be paranoid as a parent since, if you keep up with the news, danger lurks everywhere. It used to freak me out even before I was a parent, hearing...
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Times Live reviews
In other hands these encounters between Europe and Africa would be lousy with meaning and allegory and retrospective wisdom, but there are no morals here....
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Goodreads.com reviews
Lucille Lang Day’s remarkable memoir, Married At Fourteen, is a breathtaking page-turner that will (Warning!) keep you reading far into the night. Part of the...
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Dark Knowledge
Reading the Paranormal reviews
I honestly didn't know how things were going to play out as the story progressed. The lengths the other players were willing to go to was disturbing. That Wesley...
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Birds of Paradise Lose
Southern Maryland College reviews
Tonight we hear another voice couched by that war. Andrew Lam is the author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, which won the...
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Halfway to the Stars
Clarion/Foreword Reviews reviews
Halfway to the Stars will thrill an audience seeking entertainment untouched by editorial censors. This is stand-up comedy at its literary best, with...
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Cooking with an Asian Accent
Publishers Weekly reviews
...Compestine (Revolution is Not a Dinner Party) infuses Eastern philosophy into Western cuisine. The author of 20 books on Chinese culture and cooking creates...
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Perfume River
All Women's Talk reviews
Written by Andrew Lam, Perfume Dreams provides insight into the impact of the Vietnam War on the Vietnamese. Lam is a famous NPR commentator and journalist, and in...
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The Saturday Star reviews
This is a slim little book, but the terse economy of the prose propels you into its relentless rhythm from the start. James Whyle has the gift of conveying...
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Renegade Poetics, by Evie Shockley
KCET.org reviews
"Award-winning poet and UCLA English Professor Harryette Mullen is the subject of a compelling chapter; she also provided the inspiration for Shockley's title '...
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Mrs.Giggles.com reviews
Jessica Inclán's Reason To Believe was previously released in trade paperback format back in 2006. It has been given a sexier cover more in vogue with the current...
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San Francisco Chronicle reviews
"Much of 'Dying Words,' a new novel by former Chronicle City Editor Ken Conner (whose nom de plume is K. Patrick Conner), is set in the Chronicle newsroom. I...
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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance by Aberjhani and Sandra L. West
Amazon.com reviews
"The writing is superb. The passages are about 1-4 pages each, and they confront the reader with the snap, crackle and pop of concise, crisp journalistic prose."...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
A divorced gay man's vanquished paternalism returns when he reconnects with his long-lost stepdaughter in Lipman's hilarious and moving 10th novel. Set in New York...
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The Lost Daughter of Happiness
The New York Times reviews
Yan's use of shifting perspectives -- including that of the narrator herself, who confesses her ''surprise'' at the unpredictable behavior of her imagined...
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The Sandcastle Girls
Publishers' Weekly reviews
"Powerful. . .Bohjalian’s storytelling makes this a beautiful, frightening, and unforgettable read."
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PACKING LIGHT: NEW and Selected Poems
http://www.public-republic.net reviews
"Marilyn Kallet, author of 14 books, opens her anticipated selected poems with "Jonah on Oprah," a dramatic monologue that epitomizes how through wit, rhythm, and...
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Months and Seasons & Other Stories
Blogging Authors, Amazon, and other places reviews
For those readers fortunate enough to have read Christopher Meeks’ first short story collection - THE MIDDLE-AGED MAN AND THE SEA - and discovered the...
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Months and Seasons & Other Stories
Rebecca's Reads reviews
In high school, I discovered Charles Bukowski, John Fante, and Raymond Carver.  I subsequently realized I was a lover of short story fiction.  As a...
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