Cynthia A. Graham

Cynthia A. Graham is the winner of several writing awards, including a Gold IPPY, two Midwest Book Awards, and was named a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award.

Her fourth novel Between The Lies (Blank Slate Press) was released in March, 2018. Her short stories have appeared in both university and national literary publications and she attained a B.A. in English from the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

Ms. Graham is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the St. Louis Writers’ Guild, the Missouri Writers’ Guild, and Sisters in Crime.

Book Reviews by Cynthia A. Graham

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“In American Duchess the reader is afforded a remarkable and realistic portrait of a life well-lived in spite of and often in opposition to societal expectations.

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“an insightful and smart look at Pakistani culture and the ways in which women are viewed and how they view themselves. . . .

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“Shahla Ujayli uses Joumane’s thoughts as a frame in which to tell stories that are rich in their historical perspective of the region and the people who populate it.

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“In this tender and heartfelt story, Sofia Lundberg offers a reminder that those we too easily dismiss, such as the elderly, have rich histories and lives that we can learn from.”

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“a love song, not to certainty, but to possibility. Philosophical and thought-provoking, Extinctions will remain with you long after the last page.”

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“A tale well-researched and honest, it returns to Alva Smith Vanderbilt that which many historians have taken away: her voice.”

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“The Storyteller’s Secret is a lavishly told tale of secrets, love, and loyalty.

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“a convincing, fascinating glimpse into the private lives of two very remarkable individuals.”

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“The Masterpiece is a beautifully crafted, meticulously researched story.

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From the opening scene of Sally Koslow’s Another Side of Paradise it is clear that the love story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham does not end well.

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Martha Weisberg lives a carefully crafted existence. Her days run together one like another and she finds this predictability comforting.