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Awaken Your Senses
Read the Spirit reviews
This week, we are introducing two nationally known retreat leaders who are offering readers a bounty of fresh ideas for making 2012 an eye-opening, tastebud-...
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Lost Kingdom, forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in January, 2012
Los Angeles Times reviews
The Los Angeles Times in its Sunday book review section praises Lost Kingdom as a "well-researched, nicely contextualized history of events leading to the U.S....
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Couponer101 reviews
I found this book to be a real page turner as it was fast paced and full of action. Loved it!
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Kindle and Nook available now; print available September 17
Book Geeks (UK) reviews
Remember when you used to hang out at the local boozer hoping to bump into this guy or gal who you couldn’t get out of your head but who refused to do much except...
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Good News, etc. reviews
The Samson Option was not hard to put down; it was almost impossible to put down. This story quickly takes the reader through more twists and turns than a thrill...
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Lost Kingdom, forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in January, 2012
Library Journal reviews
Library Journal gives Lost Kingdom a starred review, calling it “…a sweeping tale of tragedy, greed, betrayal, and imperialism. The depth of her research shines...
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CHINA: Portrait of a People
China Daily reviews
"There is no single image that can adequately represent the diversity that is China. This is partly why Tom Carter's 638-page tome of photographs taken during his...
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HUNTED
GoodReads reviews
"It is fast paced, most definitely exciting and truly different from the standard variety paranormal book." Patty Magyar on GoodReads 4/5 stars
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HUNTED
AlexaLovesBooks reviews
"Intense, gripping, and incredibly powerful. I could not put it down once I started it. Really brilliant!" AlexaLovesBooks
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HUNTED
YA Books Central reviews
"From the very first page I was hooked. The writing is gripping and grabs you by the collar and won't let you go.   I couldn't put this story down. Highly...
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My Postwar Life
Publishers Weekly reviews
My Postwar Life: New Writings from Japan and OkinawaEdited by Elizabeth McKenzie. Chicago Quarterly Review Books (www.chicagoquarterlyreview.com), $19.95 trade...
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The holothurian ossicles are from a photo by Dr. Mike Reich, one a many fine biologists who cooperated w/ this cross-genre book
Modern Haiku, vol.35.1 a prestigious haiku quarterly, then edited by Lee Gurga. reviews
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ORIGINAL IS FIVE PAGES AND EASILY FOUND ONLINE Those who think of haiku as simple little poems should certainly get out and read “Rise, Ye Sea...
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Finnish-American Poetry by Rauhala, Vartnaw, Hagelberg
Pulsar Poetry Webzine, Edition #8 (60) reviews
  I'll be honest about this. I had no idea what to expect. My knowledge of Finland and its culture is pretty much limited to knowing that Nokia come from...
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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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O (Oprah) Magazine reviews
Looking for a good time? Packed with trivia, deeply personal stories, and wacky accounts of scientific inquiry, these 10 books about sex are smart, engaging,...
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Virgins And Martyrs: An Aria Quynn Novel
Library Journal 4/1/08 reviews
By JO ANN VICARELLibrary Journal STARRED REVIEW!!Virgins and Martyrs: An Aria Quynn Novel.Author: Merkel, E.L.Five Star: Gale. Apr. 2008. c.381p. ISBN 978-1-59414-...
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Perfume River
LA Times reviews
Lam is a journalist by profession, but he writes with the delicacy and intensity of a poet. At a Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco, he contemplates two wooden...
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Library Journal reviews
Cusumano, Camille. Tango: An Argentine Love Story. Seal, dist. by Publishers Group West. Oct. 2008. c.272p. ISBN 978-1-58005-250-4. pap. $15.95. DANCE Tango has...
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Publishers Weekly reviews
(Starred Review) This able novel, sequel to Jones’s controversial bestseller The Jewel of Medina, continues to examine the history of Islam, a topic unfamiliar to...
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The Palace of Illusions
Booklist reviews
*Starred Review* The double bind that torques women’s lives is Divakaruni’s key theme in lambent novels and short stories about women who immigrate to America from...
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