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Women on the Row

by Marjory Raymer

The shadows dividing good and evil, free and imprisoned blur almost beyond recognition in O’Shea’s dramatic collection of the most intimate thoughts and experiences of eleven women. Ten speak from beyond society, behind the bars on... Read More

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Pillars of Gold

by Marjory Raymer

If there is such a thing as every day life, Ellis captures it perfectly. She captures the inane obsessions, the subtle paranoia, the pains of raising children, the modern day stepfamily nightmares and the complexities of sexual tensions.... Read More

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Chaste Passions

by Marjory Raymer

These saints’ stories are anything but saintly. The tales Winstead translates in Chaste Passions are instead gory, horrific accounts of hell’s fury, religious devotion and endless purity. Modern readers may expect these old religious... Read More

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Picturing Utopia

by Marjory Raymer

Some of the photographs stand best alone as striking compositions, but the entire body of work that builds into a composite history is more important than any single image…The touching sight of a knitting lesson mid-stroke, the... Read More

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Girl with a Monkey

by Marjory Raymer

In his introduction to this collection of sixteen short stories, the author says he has imagined his work as literary experimentation: “I fancied what I was doing, in form, not subjects, a little of what others were doing in music,... Read More

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Rough Waters

by Marjory Raymer

“The sea is not cruel, but it is sometimes without mercy,” Willis says in his introduction to this collection. “Godlike, the sea seems truly boundless. I see the sea every day and I still fear it.” The stories he has compiled... Read More

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Grape Leaves

by Marjory Raymer

Grape leaves are a staple of the Arab diet, so too are words. The connection is rightfully made in this collection of Arab-American poetry that is powerful through both the beauty of its art and its thoroughness. It includes the works of... Read More

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Talk Your Way to the Top

by Marjory Raymer

This is a motivational speech spelled out in black and white that is as instructional as it is rousing. Even for the professional communicator, there is something to be learned from the insights offered by Hogan. The necessity of this... Read More

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