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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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The Black Church
Amazon reviews
...a very effective psychological thriller that is driven by some very dark, very supernatural forces.
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The Pedestal reviews
Even as a Northerner, I will concede that Southern writers, from William Faulkner, to Flannery O’Connor, to Harper Lee, were not only endowed with a charming drawl...
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Amazon reviews
**** A vividly told mystery story, January 5, 2014 By Stephen Crabbe (Southwestern Australia) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This...
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ORIGINAL BLOOD: Gailene's Vow (book one)
Amazon reviews
This is a vampire story that is not the usual run of the mill. It is a story that you take your time reading since it is much deeper than most vampire books. It is...
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ORIGINAL BLOOD: Gailene's Vow (book one)
Amazon reviews
The novel deftly weaves together the best elements of historical fiction, romance, and modern vampire lore. Delivered in a variety of historical as well as modern...
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ORIGINAL BLOOD: Gailene's Vow (book one)
Amazon reviews
I knew I wanted to read this book from the start. Yet once I started I could not put it down. Wonderful story about finding love and family. I found it to be Very...
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Talent Development Resources reviews
Her book provides concrete information and exercises for, as she puts it, “doing archetypes” - not the “usual writing skills, but rather distinct, separate non-...
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Booklist magazine reviews
*Starred Review* If one looked at only Robison's impish sense of humor (he once ordered a blow-up sex doll to be delivered to his junior-high-school teacher—at...
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Before the Storm
Publishers Weekly reviews
“Chamberlain lays out her latest piece of romantic suspense in a shattered chronology that’s as graceful as it is perfectly paced. . . . her engrossing prose leads...
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The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing
The Writer Magazine reviews
Martha Alderson, a.k.a "The Plot Whisperer," has been a nationally recognized plot consultant for 15 years. Here she offers loads of exercises to help writers...
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A Split Second of Light
Bookin' with Sunny reviews
A Split Second of Light is that brief moment when (as the poet writes in an early poem) “A pinhole of light appears through the clouds” and what is beheld is...
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Sydney Morning Herald reviews
"...thought-provoking, contemplative, and exploring the narrative and visual possibilities of his medium."
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Banner Journal reviews
The latest statistics show nearly two-thirds of U.S. citizens are overweight with nearly half of all Americans qualifying as obese. To combat the condition,...
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Various publications reviews
"Ganahl is at her best when she embraces the very real and understandable contradictions inherent in being an unmarried, unattached, older woman. 'Who am I kidding...
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In For The Kill
Hampshire Life Magazine reviews
I was hooked from the first page. Pauline Rowson's thrillers are a contemporary take on the calssic page-turner. She weaves terrific plots around memorable...
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West of Kabul, East of New York
The Christian Science Monitor reviews
On Sept.12, Tamim Ansary, an Afghan American who lives in the Bay Area, listened with dismay as men and women phoned in to a talk radio show, calling for the US to...
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