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Prizefighter en mi casa by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Pub Date: Oct 12, 2006

  Prizefighter en mi casa e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Delacorte Press 10/12/2006 Hardcover/206 pages ISBN: 0-385-73325-9 “. . . accept what you are and love that.” The teen book Prizefighter en mi Casa by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo weighed on me like steel mesh woven by my own junior high school memories. Like the twelve year old main character Read more »

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson

Pub Date: Oct 6, 2006

  The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir Bill Bryson Broadway 10/06/2006 Hardcover/270 pages ISBN: 0-7679-1936-x Buy This Book   "It is obvious Bryson’s heart, if not his home, is still rooted in the thick, rich topsoil of Iowa . . ." The Thunderbolt Kid, with his powerful and devastating ThunderGaze, Read more »

The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist by Thomas McCormack

Pub Date: Oct 1, 2006

    The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist A Book for Writers, Teachers, Publishers, and Anyone Else Devoted to Fiction Thomas McCormack Philadelphia: Paul Dry Books 10/01/2006 Trade Paperback/167 pages ISBN: 1589880307 Buy This Book     ". . .good tips for fiction writers." I missed The Fiction Editor when it was Read more »

Grayson by Lynne Cox

Pub Date: Aug 20, 2006

    Grayson Lynne Cox Knopf 8/20/2006 Hardcover/148 pages ISBN: 0-307-26454-8 Buy This Book     ". . . a welcome and beautifully written diversion." This slim volume, Grayson, reports Lynne Cox’s encounter with a baby gray whale in the waters off Long Beach and provides a welcome and beautifully written diversion. Cox’s straightforward Read more »

Rapture by Thomas Tessier

Pub Date: Aug 20, 2006

  Rapture Thomas Tessier Dorchester Publishing 08/20/06 Trade Paperback/342 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5558-9 ". . .a cautionary tale that reminds us hell is a cold place when the scorned lover is a man of means and intelligence." All work and no play make Jeff a dangerous man. Jeff Lisker is returning home to Connecticut to bury Read more »