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Published Reviews

Poems in Spanish
Stride Magazine reviews
Poems in Spanish is haunted by a ghostly presence throughout, whether it be of the poet's dead father or a kind of landscape of the mind, which is also, one feels...
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Poems in Spanish
Pleiades 27.2 (2007): 211-215 reviews
The title of Paul Hoover's ninth collection of poetry is misleading.  Poems in Spanish is not, in fact, written in Spanish.  Instead, Hoover presents a variety of...
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Paradise Farm
Publishers Weekly reviews
Using a spare prose style resonant with clues to the catastrophic times ahead, Webster deftly conveys a period of social history when women began voicing their...
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The Last Good Freudian
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
``I was born and brought up to be in psychoanalysis and, as a result, much of my adult life was spent on the couch.'' Thus begins Brenda Webster's new memoir,...
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Sins of the Mothers
San Francisco Chronicle reviews
More than any novel of recent memory, Sins of the Mothers is reminiscent of Sue Kaufman's Diary of a Mad Housewife. Novels about women...
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Red Ant House
The San Francisco Chronicle reviews
Part of the pleasure of this collection is the way Cummins pushes the boundaries of language, transforming the mundane into something strikingly new.
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Yellowcake
The Washington Post reviews
"...a marvelous blending of crises and blessings and a fair share of wondering and worrying. In the end, Cummins rather bravely leaves all her loose ends...
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The New York Times reviews
''The Icarus Girl'' explores the melding of cultures and the dream time of childhood, as well as the power of ancient lore to tint the everyday experiences of a...
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The Guardian (UK) reviews
"Oyeyemi's childish, almost embarrassingly open prose style, plus her narrative assurance, produces a peculiarly matter-of-fact kind of hysteria, and this...
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The Financial Times reviews
"The story is delivered mainly in the first person from the point of view of Maja, a young black Cuban woman transplanted with her parents and brother to...
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The Library of Pacific Tranquility reviews
Serafim and Claire by Mark Lavorato is a book about passion and drives. It explores that element of the human condition in a well written fashion. No doubt...
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Nightstand Book Review reviews
Top Seattle attorney, David Sloane, may be at home in the courtroom and able to outsmart his opponents, but he is out of his element when dealing with his...
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The New Indian Express reviews
Oswald Pereira’s second novel, The Revenge of the Naked Princess takes the reader to unfamiliar and sinister stories of forced conversions in 16th Century India...
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The Montreal Review of Books reviews
Lavorato’s pacing is excellent and his characters deftly wrought (of a future suffragette, he writes: “[she] wasn’t exactly sure how one formed an opinion, though...
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Foolish Hearts: Gay Romance
The Romance Reviews reviews
I loved Nathan Burgoine's Struck, which was a beautiful tale of destiny, magic and the unexplainable. I mean a cute blond man called Lightening Todd telling you...
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Leah
Humble Musings of a Literary Kind reviews
I am ruminating upon the theme of literary mood; that overarching fluidity of nebulous things, defined and captured not in the solidity of word or specificity of...
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Beirut in Shades of Grey
Amazon.com reviews
"Beirut in Shades of Grey" is written from the pathos of one who has had their "hands in the fire." It captures the political conflict of the Lebanese civil war...
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Leah
Richard Bunning Books and Reviews reviews
Leah is not just a book with many of the traditional elements of romance, it is a life art experience. This is a moving tapestry, every bit as perceptive as we...
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We, Monsters
decomP magazine reviews
"...ultimately, this is not a book about either murder or analysis, not about the rote realities of dominatrix work, but about what Freud offers in the manner of...
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Silence of the Wolf
Long and Short Reviews reviews
Silence of the Wolf kept my interest by making sure I was confounded, intrigued and fascinated. Were the bad guys really bad or were they coerced? Who can the...
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