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The Washington Post reviews
The narrator of this hypnotic novel is not a person but a place: Money, Miss. And novelist Bernice L. McFadden has created a voice that is ethereal, ancient and...
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New York Times reviews
  Novelists writing about traumatic historical moments face a particular challenge: how to bring the event to immediate, visceral life without overpowering...
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The Bastard Year back cover reviews
"The Bastard Year is a splendid novel full of wisdom...Written in a spare, lovely, resonant prose, this book lingers in the mind and heart long after it has ended...
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Hystera
Jenn's Bookshelf reviews
“Set in New York the 1970s, in the midst of the Patty Hearst kidnapping case, Hystera tells the story of one young woman’s battle with intimacy and independence....
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Hystera
Life in Review reviews
Hystera by Leora Skolkin-Smith is a haunting and captivating story of a young woman who struggles with mental illness in the turbulent times of the 1970s. Lillian...
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Hystera
Veronica, MD reviews
Hystera by Leora Skolkin-Smith is one of those novels that gets you in the first few sentences; you know you are in for something completely unique and...
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The Bootlegger's Nephew
The News Gazette (Champaign IL) reviews
"Local author Sarah Wisseman has written the first book of a new mystery series set in Champaign County in 1923, during Prohibition in the United States...Wisseman...
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Hystera
A Bookish Way of Life reviews
     Memories of her life overwhelm Lillian to the point that she is trapped by them and can no longer function properly on a day to day basis...
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Hystera
RAGMAG, An International Magazine of Culture and Art reviews
“Someone once said that literature is either weighty and wise or interesting and captivating. Skolkin-Smith puts this to rest in HYSTERA. Lilly is a student in...
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Hystera
House of Seven Tails reviews
  “Lilly has been voluntarily admitted to a psychiatric ward following a failed suicide attempt. She’s a smart woman, enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College....
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The Wedding Shroud
Goodreads reviews
Rome and Veii - 406. B.C. Eighteen year old Caecilia, the orphaned daughter of a plebian Tribune and his patrician wife, is given in marriage by her maternal...
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Publishers Weekly online and print reviews
Starred Review. Robison's thoughtful and thoroughly memorable account of living with Asperger's syndrome is assured of media attention (and sales) due in part to...
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Closer Magazine reviews
Heartbreaking and riveting, this novel is beautifully written.
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Lost and Certain of It, by Bryce Milligan
San Antonio Express-News reviews
Music is a recurring subject in many of Bryce Milligan's poems in this new collection, which also includes several song lyrics. The emotive quality of...
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Books of the Times reviews
The Palm Latitudes of Kate Braverman's passionate new novel are those hot, steamy places to the south where the sun is insolent and cactuses and banyan trees and...
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Harley's Ninth
Janet Zarem reviews
The one word that springs to mind when I think of Cat Bauer's books--both "Harley, Like a Person" and this sequel, "Harley's Ninth"--is "authentic." The characters...
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A Brief History of Time
Gently Read Literature, July 2009 issue reviews
A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers reveals her tensions at the duplicity of her life which finds her sometimes stuck back on the Midwestern farm of her...
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Booklist reviews
Richmond gracefully explores the nature of memory and perception in key passages that never slow the suspense of the search…a page-turner with a philosophical bent...
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Lost and Certain of It, by Bryce Milligan
WOAI Radio reviews
This week I introduce to you to Bryce Milligan, one of the most active participants in the San Antonio literary community. He is the publisher behind...
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The Sandcastle Girls
The Armenian Weekly reviews
"The scope of The Sandcastle Girls is almost epic. . .While there are the rich personal stories that his readers connect to, what he has achieved is much...
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