“Though the theme of selling one’s soul is an ancient one, this page-turner is a contemporary look into the moral and psychological implications of one’s cherished desires being manifested
“Ms. Graves does a fine job of balancing sharp, sexy humor with warm, authentic emotion. Bernie and Jeremy make the reader both chuckle and feel their pain—a truly potent combination.
“My gal done me wrong is a terrific reason for an anthology. Noir, much beloved in both books and movies, is notable for the unsentimental portrayal of violence and sex.
“In the end, Aftertaste is a great reminder to all of us that sometimes life can spin out of control, but by and large, with good ingredients, a set of sharp knives and a solid understandin
“What could be better than the high-speed, high-stakes, high-danger and testosterone-fueled venue of race car driving filled with competitive men with a spunky Irish girl determined to win
“. . . the literary equivalent of a bridge too far.”
“Pretty is ex-pretty girl Bebe Baker’s story. . . . Bebe’s in-your-face voice is one of the novel’s strengths. . . . At times Bebe is maddening, but in Ms.
“All [the stories in this collection] share a quality of an emotional ache. And all share a tendency toward material that is overworked, with tales told in unfortunate verb tenses . . .
“Author Cook hits the mark by addressing the single mother’s angst, fears, and worries regarding her child as well as herself.
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“Kate Christensen’s insights into the psyche of a middle-aged banished husband are astonishing.”
“Camille Noe Pagán’s debut sweeps the reader up and effortlessly carries them across decades of friendship, heartache, and pain.”
“The blending of three or more generations and the secrets they harbor keeps this story moving briskly, culminating in a satisfying ending that makes us believe that despite heartache and angst, th
“Stephanie Bond’s mature style and strong writing ensures she has constant control, . . .”
What do you do with the news that your wife’s brain tumor is terminal and she has nine months to live?
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Fans of Ms. Macomber’s contemporary fiction will be delighted with this newest release of her Blossom Street series.
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Ah, angst. When women are stressed out and dealing with emotional, life changing events, they tend to worry themselves to no end.