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There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes, by Robert Jacoby (2012)

(nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) (nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) Novels tell stories. If you think of, say, the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling relates Harry’s adventures as … Continue reading

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Swans and Klons, by Nora Olsen (2013)

(nb: I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley) Rubric and Salmon Jo have a seemingly idyllic life. They are students at a top academy. They are ready to begin working with their mentors, and they have each … Continue reading

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Ghost Trio, by Lillian Q. Irwin (2013)

(nb: I received a review copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley) When NYC-based pianist Lee Howe’s partner, mezzo-soprano Devorah Manikian, moves to California, the couple is separated by more than just physical distance. Lee feels personally and … Continue reading

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Watched (Watched #1), by Cindy Hogan (2011)

(nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) Christy is fifteen, and she’s always been the smartest kid in her class. So when she ignores the little voice telling her not to go inside The Norton Hotel, … Continue reading

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Double Feature, by Owen King (2013)

Owen King’s debut novel, “Double Feature,” is a sprawling, sometimes uneven novel that takes awhile to penetrate. Once you get into it, the story and characters move in a memorable dance between absurdism and apple pie America, blurring the lines … Continue reading

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Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?, by Marion Meade (1987, 2006)

The phrase “exhaustively researched” has never applied more to a book I’ve read than it does to Marion Meade’s splendid biography “Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?” Mrs. Parker had a career spanning five decades. She wrote short stories, … Continue reading

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Unpredictable, by Eileen Cook (2007)

In Eileen Cook’s “Unpredictable,” Sophie Kintock finds herself at a low point. Her boyfriend of six years, Doug, has moved out, and Sophie is having a difficult time letting go. This is why she finds herself in his new, chic … Continue reading

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