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InReview: Choose Wisely

I’m honestly conflicted as I sit down to write a review of Choose Wisely. It isn’t the content that makes me feel conflicted; the anthology throughout is strong, well written, and intriguing. The conflict arises in me trying to decidemore…


InReview: The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes

Everyone has a favorite breakfast place. In some regions, Denny’s reigns supreme. In others, IHOP takes the title of most loved. There’s Perkins too. In the Midwest and also Oregon and Washington State, Village Inn ranks as many’s favorite breakfastmore…

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InReview: The Memory Hunter

It’s dangerous to get good at something, particularly as a writer, because people will often freak out if you don’t keep doing the exact same thing for which you’re known. At the same time, people will complain if you keepmore…


InReview: Hagridden

I’m not always a big fan of historical fiction because so many books in that vein don’t do much more than fictionalize a narrative life around a historical account. Yeah, it might give me a different picture of what lifemore…

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InReview: Don’t Tease the Elephants

I only have a limited amount of time to write book reviews, but I do enjoy having the chance to tell people what I think about a good book. My reviews are always my opinion, but I still think itmore…

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InReview: If There’s Any Truth In a Northbound Train

In case you haven’t already heard, Ryan Werner (author of Shake Away These Constant Days; Murmuration; and Oh Lie, I Thought You Were Golden) has a new chapbook out from Passenger Side Books: If There’s Any Truth in a Northboundmore…

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InReview: I Have to Tell You

There are two friends at the center of Victoria Hetherington’s I Have to Tell You: Grace Kim Bradley and Sherene Marie Arsenault, two early twenties women living in Toronto. Grace is somewhat shy (and damaged), but becoming increasingly embittered up withmore…


InReview: Four Fathers

I’ve heard it said that one of the best ways to get to the true, interesting meat of a character is to put them into a crisis situation and see what they do. It’s interesting how many such moments onemore…

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InReview: John Domini’s The Sea-God’s Herb

I often get frustrated when I want to look deeper into a book than I was able to do myself and am not able to find much that does so. I sometimes find a lot of reviews that tell memore…

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InReview: Don’t Start Me Talkin’

As Tom Williams showed us in The Mimic’s Own Voice, identity is a curious thing. Imagine if the only way to be who you are is to pretend to be someone you are not. That’s what we’ve got going inmore…

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InReview: Bones Buried in the Dirt

“I liked my balloon, but then I saw my sister’s balloon. She ran all around our yard with it. The balloon streamed behind her like a pretty ribbon. I don’t like my balloon anymore.” David Atkinson fosters nostalgia from memoriesmore…

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InReview: Girl Model

“If you haven’t decided what your child should be doing yet,” announces a Russian-language voiceover during the opening scene of Girl Model, “Then perhaps you can offer them a modeling career.” The flaws in this line of thinking are likelymore…

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