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August 2002

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published August 2002.

Book Review

El Circulo de las Calabazas

by Becky Rankens

“From pumpkin seeds come plants, and from plants pumpkins,” writes the author, inspired by his backyard garden in California. The descriptive language and evocative photographs in this book build the experience of what it feels like... Read More

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by Linda Salisbury

Children should never go off with a stranger in the middle of the night, unless, of course, the stranger is a large, pleasant gorilla that has just appeared at the foot of the bed. Hannah’s father, who is too busy to pay much attention... Read More

Book Review

Flying By Night

by Carol Lynn Stewart

Kestrel Firehawk wants a child. She waits on Beltane, the last night of April, for her two husbands to arrive and start the ritual that will fulfill her plan. Beltane is a special night, granting bounty and fertility, and the ritual goes... Read More

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Night is a Sharkskin Drum

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

This is not the banal Hawai’i of tanned, smiling surfers and placid hula girls so popular with travel agents; instead, it is an island populated by a people, ancient in their culture, who are quickly being swallowed by the dual evils... Read More

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by Lori Hall Steele

In this vibrant literary collection of short essays and poems, sacred hushes fill in pregnant days, women anguish at night, parents travel through the dissonance that occurs when the raw invasion of life head-butts doting smiles, the... Read More

Book Review

Liam's Going

This novel isn’t merely steeped in Hudson River Valley lore, it positively radiates with knowledge of and affection for the area. The action is set in what Manhattanites call “upstate,” the author lives in New Hamburg and teaches... Read More

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