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Liberation Day is inventive, provocative, difficult, interesting, and annoying.
“quick glimpses into different lives”
The ostensible template for these 24 musings on “singlehood” is Helen Gurley Brown’s 1962 cult classic, Sex and the Single Girl.
“Midnight Hour operates from a stimulating conceit: an anthology of 20 crime stories, all taking place at midnight, all written by writers of color.”
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Every year, there is a pilgrimage (of sorts).
“Mengiste and Akashic have done us a service by putting together this intriguing collection.”
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The thing about a smorgasbord is that you don’t need to savor every offering to feel happily fed.
“It is surprising what Mailer can accomplish when he stops posing and simply writes.”
If you’ve ever flown, then you’ll know the fear that can sometimes come with the experience; the unexpected turbulence, unforeseen weather events, the vertigo, the constant possibility that somethi
Zagreb Noir, edited by Ivan Sršen, is yet another international addition to the long-running Akashic Noir series.
Falling in Love with Hominids opens with the confession, “I didn’t used to like people much.” Author Nalo Hopkinson acknowledges that as a teen she did not have much hope for the human spe
“. . . an excellent book for those interested in the journalism greats, both past and reasonably contemporary. It should be required reading for journalism majors.”
“. . . a writer to be admired and enjoyed. . . . But those searching for a compelling plotline played out by psychologically complex characters best look elsewhere.”
“. . . quite an achievement.”
“There is no doubt that Greg Hrbek deserves the literary honors cited in the bio on the book’s back cover. Nonetheless, Destroy All Monsters is uneven. At times, Mr.
Len Fisher is an author of popular science, and his How to Dunk a Doughnut was named Best Popular Science Book of the Year by the American Institute of Physics.
If you’ve read The Dive from Clausen’s Pier or Songs Without Words, you are familiar with Ann Packer’s talent for restrained, transparent, beautiful prose.
What is the place of place in our lives? More specifically, what is the place of place in our romantic lives?
Mistletoe, long evenings beside warm fires, even the inevitable eggnog-related indiscretion: It’s no wonder that romance jumps on the holiday bandwagon like no other genre.
Horse, Flower, Bird is a most unusual book.