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Mother of Rain
Yakima Herald reviews
With unforgettable scenes starting on Page One, Zacharias does not sugarcoat the tragedy and the humanity, but neither does she skimp on the themes of love and...
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Mother of Rain
Chapter16.org reviews
The fictional folks of Christian Bend are more authentic than the actual people in any social history. Zacharias convincingly portrays what they eat and wear, how...
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Mother of Rain
http://www.eastoregonian.com/community/book-review-author-returns-to-appalachia-in-debut-novel/artic reviews
Set in the 1940s in the Appalachian hills of East Tennessee, the story follows Maizee, a 10-year-old girl who moves to the town of Christian Bend following the...
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Children's Literature Network reviews
The boys’ changing relationship and how they come to bond penetrates the heart. The details give the story authenticity and texture. The middle of the story...
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A Difficult Boy - cover art by Marc Tauss
Booklist reviews
…readers will cheer for the two charming, perseverant protagonists as they force a corrupt grown-up to face the music.
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Of Little Faith (Steel Cut Press cover)
ForeWord Reviews reviews
A raw yet sensitive portrayal of hypocrisy set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s presents the struggles of a liberal woman in the context of her...
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Geographies of Light
Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge reviews
   Lisa Suhair Majaj’s Del Sol Press Poetry Prize 2010 winning collection of verses (Del Sol Press, Washington, D.C., 2009, pp. 133) presents a...
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The News in Books reviews
Ian’s life goes from bad to worse when he walks into a coffee shop located inside a bank to apply for a job.  While he is filling out the application, the...
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
The New York Times reviews
To experience this novel exactly as the author intended, a reader should avoid the flap copy and everything else written about it. Including this review. The...
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GoodReads reviews
Karen rated a book 5 of 5 stars A Wicked Design.  A Wicked Design (a Belinda Lawrence Mystery) by Brian Kavanagh (Goodreads Author) read in November, 2013 '...
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Mortgage Orb reviews
In the years following World War II, the town of Hempstead, N.Y., became the center of a real estate revolution when developer William Levitt created a new...
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Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
LA Weekly reviews
“…Funny in Farsi, is an enjoyably and believably simplistic reminder of how good — despite bigger and wealthier men’s attempts to muck it up — we have it here….”
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Irish American News reviews
Review   “The Great Famine was one of the most important events in Irish history.              ...
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Palm Beach Post reviews
Mrs. Ziegfeld (McFarland) is Grant Hayter-Menzies’ biography of one of the most distinctive actresses of her — or any — generation.... Hayter-Menzies’ book is...
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India Today reviews
It’s a troubling journey into a complex society trapped between western liberalism and radical Islam, where distortions about India and Indian Muslims dominate...
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New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development
Teaching Artist Journal, 2007 Volume 5, Number 3 reviews
Teaching artists and community development artists: how similar the two fields are, and how little interaction they have. Perhaps it is time for a change, for a...
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West of Kabul, East of New York
Seattle Weekly reviews
ON SEPT. 12 of last year, a San Franciscan named Tamim Ansary was driving to work as talk-radio callers demanded, among other things, a nuclear assault on...
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Booklist Magazine reviews
This would be a terrific social history of a fascinating historical period even if it didn’t star some of the most important influences on today’s culture. But...
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The Jews of Sing Sing
http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2008/07/book-review-the.html reviews
Ron Arons has written a book that will interest not only some genealogists, but also historians, social scientists, criminal justice students and professionals,...
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Rose and Thorn Journal reviews
"Above all, Jones narrates Islamic history as a love story. She makes it a story of choices, struggle and reform, rather than subjugation and mindless obedience."
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