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Tuesday, September 11 2012

'Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures' Shows How Good Literary Fiction Captures the Human Experience

This debut novel spands decades as it follows the richly imagined life of a successful actress in Hollywood.

Sunday, November 27 2011

Jeanne Darst Applies Comedic Timing and an Ear for Dialogue in 'Fiction Ruined My Family'

Jeanne Darst's humorous and honest memoir about growing up with a literary-obsessed father and an alcoholic mother is droll, but also shows that Darst cares deeply about her family, flaws and all.

Wednesday, May 25 2011

Deb Olin Unferth's Intelligence and Wit Will Have You Willingly Following Her Into 'Revolution'

This is a witty and poignant memoir about a young woman who follows her boyfriend to Central America to join the Sandinistas.

Monday, December 6 2010

'Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self' Is a Slice of Americana, Artfully Crafted

At last, stories about African-American and mixed race youth that are both humorous and heartbreaking from a promising young writer.

Wednesday, August 18 2010

'Commuters' Tells A Story of Love Punctuated By Inevitable Loss

When an elderly couple marries, their two families are forced to confront the financial and emotional implications of the relationship.

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