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2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas ...

2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas – Book Review and Giveaway
 Not today, Philadelphia. Bring your sorry shit back tomorrow. – from 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas – Madeleine Altimari is only nine years old, but don’t let that fool you…this is one brave, independent-minded kid who doesn’t let reality get in the way of her dreams. Madeleine has been practicing singing all [...]

Ade – Book Review and Giveaway

Ade – Book Review and Giveaway
It was like nothing penetrated until I began making my way toward him. And then it was as if I had been dying of emptiness, so readily did the world bleed into me. – from Ade, page 10 – Farida is an American college student when she decides to journey overseas with her friend, Miriam. Together they explore new worlds, flying to Ca [...]

Save Yourself – Book Review

Save Yourself – Book Review
Families were like oceans. You never knew what was under the surface, in the parts you hadn’t seen. – from Save Yourself – Patrick Cusimano and his brother, Mike, are just getting by after their father is sent to prison for a drunken hit and run which took the life of a young boy. They live in their father’s home and t [...]

Race Across the Sky – Book Revi...

Race Across the Sky – Book Review and 3 Book Giveaway
Over the past decade he had successfully extracted any emotional confusion from his life. Jobs, career, family, the expectations of the world, were all like forgotten high school friends. But now, like a patient in remission who with horror senses his symptoms returning, Caleb felt a range of sharp emotions rising up; emotions he thought he h [...]

This Is Paradise: Stories – Boo...

This Is Paradise: Stories – Book Review and Giveaway
We look at each other, and we feel the heat rising in our faces. Our families are barely affording a life here, the land is being eaten away by developers, the old sugar companies still control water rights. Not only does paradise no longer belong to us, but we have to watch foreigners destroy it. - from This is Paradise – A tourist to [...]

In The Garden of Stone – Book R...

In The Garden of Stone – Book Review and Giveaway
“When you got something, someone always wants it,” he said. “You don’t show off what you got, not even your happiness. If you are happy, you go into your room and lock the door. You jump up and down where nobody gonna see your happiness. If you hide all your shiny things, ain’t nobody gonna take them away.” [...]

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena &#...

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Book Review and Giveaway
At the kitchen table she examined the glass of ice. Each cube was rounded by room temperature, dissolving in its own remains, and belatedly she understood that this was how a loved one disappeared. Despite the shock of walking into an empty flat, the absence isn’t immediate, more a fade from the present tense you shared, a melting into [...]

The Paradise Guest House – Book...

The Paradise Guest House – Book Review and Giveaway
For the last year, she played out every scenario in her mind: He would listen to her, he would rage, he would cry, he would hate her or love her. But he never walked away.  – from The Paradise Guest House – At 23:05 Central Indonesian Time (15:05 UTC) on 12 October 2002, a suicide bomber entered Paddy’s Pub in the tourist di [...]

The End Of The Point – Book Rev...

The End Of The Point – Book Review
There are moments in every life when something terrible happens to someone you love in a place where you are not, and you don’t know what has happened until afterward, and if you had known, you’d have altered the course of things by placing yourself here not there, a restraining wall, a force of nature: Stop. – from The End [...]

Wanderers: Stories – Book Revie...

Wanderers: Stories – Book Review and Giveaway
Wanderers: Stories by Edward Belfar Paperback: 218 pages Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press (June 5, 2012) Edward Belfar’s collection of stories takes readers to dusty towns in Africa, on a honeymoon in Rome, and to Yankee Stadium, among other places. The characters who people these stories include a man who chooses the wron [...]
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