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What Rough Beast by H. R. Knight

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2005

  What Rough Beast H. R. Knight Dorchester Leisure 02/01/2005 Trade Paperback/374 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5456-6 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . . combines the brash aggressive energy of America and the polish and subtlety of Victorian England . . ." ". . . a demon unleashes a siege of madness into staid Victorian London.&quot Read more »

Savannah by John Jakes

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2005

  Savannah John Jakes Dutton 01/01/2005 Hardcover/289 pages ISBN: 0-525-94803-1 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   "Christmas is a Yankee holiday only fit for slaves . . ." "Savannah . . . creates a world rife with fascinating characters that draw the reader completely into the lives and views of the times." Christmas is a Yankee Read more »

Wives and Sisters by Natalie R. Collins

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2005

  Wives and Sisters Natalie R. Collins St. Martin's Press January 1, 2005 Hardcover/288 pages ISBN: 0-312-33428-1 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   "Dying is easy. Living is hard, especially in the Outer Darkness." ". . . a simple straightforward tale that looks like a mirror-surfaced lake, but underneath the secrets of the human soul boil Read more »

The Butterfly House by Marcia Preston

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2005

  The Butterfly House Marcia Preston MIRA Books January 1, 2005 Hardcover/288 pages ISBN: 0-7783-2135-5 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . . the butterfly, like a young girl, is a fragile creature that lives for only a moment." "As a caterpillar emerges from its cocoon and becomes a beautiful butterfly, so does Marcia Preston?s Read more »

The Family Tree by Carole Cadwalladr

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2005

    The Family Tree Carole Cadwalladr Dutton 1/01/2005 Trade Paperback/390 pages ISBN: 0-525-94842-2 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     "The Family Tree . . . redefines the novel as art and as truth." "Charles Darwin and Gregory Mendel knew a lot about genetics, but they didn?t know American television and culture would change everything.&quot Read more »

House of Blood by Bryan Smith

Pub Date: Dec 10, 2004

  House of Blood Bryan Smith Dorchester Leisure December 10, 2004 Trade Paperback/368 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5481-7 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   "The story glimmers with real genius, but promises more than it delivers." ". . . Death?s handsome face and seductive body lure you to the pit of hell that waits Below." Death is preferable Read more »

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 www.amazon.com   ">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 www.amazon.com   ". . . 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 www.amazon.com   ". . . 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 www.amazon.com   ". . . 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 »