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Nov.04.2011
Published by Luxury Reading
luxury reading.com   October 28, 2011 Review: Standing at the Crossroads by Charles Davis      Reviewed by Claudia Robinson “It was danger that...
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Published by MostlyFiction
Review by Friederike Knabe (JUL 17, 2011) A “story man” walks from village to village across bare African lands, carrying a heavy book bag over his shoulder, filled with an odd...
Published by Fiction Addict
This is the story of one man in a particular place, at a particular point in time. It is a story of beliefs and passion, of a county and it’s people, and it is a story of truths...
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Published by Library Thing, Good Reads, Amazon, etcetera
Good Reads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9734014-standing-at-the-crossroads# Library Thing http://www.librarything.com/work/10689740 Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Standing-at-...
Published by ForeWord Magazine
The villagers call him the Story Man; the whites know him as the Barefoot Librarian. He walks from one village to the next, carrying loads of books and conducting performances...
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Published by New York Journal of Books
It’s nice to read a book in which the reader is the hero. And in Charles Davis’s Standing at the Crossroads, the reader is most definitely the hero. This is a remarkable journey...
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Published by The Independent
Standing at the Crossroads by Charles Davis, published by The Permanent Press in Sag Harbor, is a fine piece of writing, and it’s hard to think of a more timely and haunting...
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Published by Publishers Weekly
Davis's sincere latest (after Walking the Dog) is a tale of violence and literary redemption set in Africa. The narrator, a local nicknamed the Barefoot Librarian, is a shaman-...
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Published by Library Journal
Set in war-ravaged Sudan, this novel depicts three people on the run from the Warriors of God: the narrator, a black African, reader of Western novels, itinerant librarian, and...
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Published by Kirkus
A novel of evasion and pursuit, set in Africa and written in the spare, allegorical style of Davis’ first novel, Walk on, Bright Boy (2007). The unnamed narrator is an itinerant...
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Published by LibraryThing, GoodReads, Amazon
Despite being pretty much still born thanks to sniffy reviews in the trade papers, Walking The Dog continues to attract favourable comment in readers’ on-line reviews. Two reviews...
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Published by LibraryThing &c
“I got a copy through the Early Reviewers group, and raced through this while traveling over the weekend. It's a series of interconnected short stories set on the island of Santa...
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Published by Flap copy
“A man accused by the Inquisition holds up engagement with the world as the antidote to a religion of death. Apply these lessons where and when you will; they’re widely relevant...
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Published by The Independent
What’s a “meta for” if not analogy? And does Charles Davis ever go “over” and “above” expected comparisons in Walking the Dog, the novel that follows his impressive fiction debut...
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Published by Rocky Mountain News
Author’s background: In addition to writing, Davis spends a lot of his time walking. According to his bio, he researches walking guides, "after spending the better part of his...