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From Dirt Paths to Golden Streets

by Karen McCarthy

The human transformation from immigrant to American is the focus of this lovely volume, which spans more than forty years of the poet’s profound, sensitive attention to people who arrived in the United States seeking refuge or pursuing... Read More

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Scourge of an Agnostic God

by Karen McCarthy

As post-apocalyptic novels go, "Scourge of an Agnostic God" is intelligent, detailed, and deep in psychology and spirituality. The story’s protagonist, Chris Jung, lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his pregnant wife. Battling... Read More

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Spirits

by Karen McCarthy

Women’s reproductive health issues are controversial, irretrievably entangled with religion and politics, and fraught with intense emotion. In Spirits, Paula Graham approaches the subject of abortion through the use of... Read More

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Play and Heal

by Karen McCarthy

Play and Heal deals with fitness through human psychology, specifically the motivating benefits of a playful attitude. The author progresses through seven chapters on food, movement, breathing, choices, belief systems, body... Read More

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Triumphs

by Karen McCarthy

Although this collection is inconsistent, with works of quality and originality juxtaposed with pieces of clichéd phrasing and tired imagery, by and large Triumphs soothes, uplifts, and inspires gratitude and good works. Mary A. Bell is... Read More

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