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False Profits by Patricia Smiley

Pub Date: Nov 1, 2004

  False Profits Patricia Smiley Mysterious Press 11/01/04 Hardcover/292 pages ISBN: 0-89296-790-0 Buy This Book   ">False Profits is different from most mysteries with its tongue-in-cheek, refuse-to-take-life-too-seriously approach . . . "Tucker is equal parts sentimental girl, loner, and self-sufficient loose cannon . . ." In Patricia Smiley’s debut novel, FALSE PROFITS, Tucker Sinclair Read more »

Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas

Pub Date: Oct 1, 2004

  Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Geralyn Lucas St. Martin's Press 10/01/2004 Hardcover/208 pages ISBN: 0-312-33445-1 Buy This Book   ". . . poignant, and often laugh-out-loud prose." ". . . the young woman's perspective on what's often considered an older woman's disease." The cover of Geralyn Lucas''s memoir, Why I Wore Read more »

A Century of November by W. D. Wetherell

Pub Date: Sep 30, 2004

  A Century of November 2004 Michigan Literary Fiction Award Winner W. D. Wetherell University of Michigan Press 9/30/2004 Hardcover/200 pages ISBN: 0-472-11431-X Buy This Book   ". . . the tale of a parent?s struggle to find a reason to go on in the wake of war and death." "Marden?s journey to face Read more »

Coyote Morning by Lisa Lenard-Cook

Pub Date: Sep 1, 2004

  Coyote Morning Lisa Lenard-Cook University of New Mexico Press 9/01/2004 Hardcover/200 pages ISBN: 0-8263-3466-0 Buy This Book   ". . . demonstrates how humanity's inner struggles parallel the continual clash between civilization and nature." ". . . a mood of palpable expectation and tension." Then she and the coyote stood. Studying each other Read more »

Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta

Pub Date: Sep 1, 2004

  Tonight I Said Goodbye Winner: PWA Best First Mystery Novel Michael Koryta St. Martin's Minotaur 9/01/2004 Hardcover/290 pages ISBN: 0-312-33245-9 Buy This Book   ". . . mystery as real life art." "Cleveland with deep roots in the true meaning of suspense." Take one dead ex-Marine, a grieving father, and a mother and Read more »

Playing With Boys by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Pub Date: Aug 26, 2004

  Playing With Boys Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez St. Martin's Press August 26, 2004 Trade Paperback/312 pages ISBN: 0-312-33234-3 Buy This Book   ". . . it is Valdez-Rodriguez's magical use of dialogue and humor that gives us characters in which we recognize ourselves and today's politics. ". . . one-liners that poke at misconceptions about Read more »

Family Inheritance by Deborah LeBlanc

Pub Date: Aug 3, 2004

  Family Inheritance Deborah LeBlanc Dorchester Leisure August 3, 2004 Trade Paperback/368 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5347-0 Buy This Book   "Deborah LeBlanc?s prose is a flying leap into the labyrinth of madness and self-doubt …" "…a roller coaster ride where terror is just around the next curve…" Todd Guidry is in the grip of madness, Read more »

High Country Fall by Margaret Maron

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2004

  High Country Fall A Deborah Knott Mystery Margaret Maron Mysterious Press August 1, 2004 Hardcover/303 pages ISBN: 0-89296-808-7 Buy This Book   ". . . enough excitement and intrigue to keep the reader thoroughly engrossed." ". . . Maron?s prose and gift for creating memorable characters makes the book an enjoyable read." Love Read more »

Messenger by Edward Lee

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2004

  Messenger Edward Lee Dorchester Leisure 8/01/2004 Trade Paperback/337 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5204-0 Buy This Book   "Messenger starts with bloody glee and ends with a whimper." "For all its failings, the trip is worth the ride for its graphic sensuality and horrifying views." Aldezhor is sending his infernal message through the post office to Read more »

The Wind Caller by P. D. Cacek

Pub Date: Jul 1, 2004

  The Wind Caller P. D. Cacek Dorchester Leisure 7/01/2004 Trade Paperback/355 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5383-7 Buy This Book   ". . . the wind is a vicious, devouring, killing machine." ". . . merges Hopi legend and modern day greed in a tale that takes too long to get to the point." The Arizona Read more »