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An attempt to create a classic children’s story that falls far short of the mark of a classic. Continue reading →
Marty and Cassidy Tyroni are a married couple who lead secretive lives. Continue reading →
A a story about a small town police detective whose obsessive search for the truth leads him from a seemingly simple murder investigation down an insidious path of espionage, cover-ups, and violence.
The author is sarcastic and misanthropic enough to please any Woody Allen fan, but he is also compassionate and careful to point out his own deficiencies. Continue reading →
The main theme of Re-Deal is time travel, but the story is all over the place, dealing with gambling, action, cowboys, good vs. evil, and a whole slew of literary themes that are often haphazardly introduced and put together.
A mild-mannered office worker has a job that involves secret information. He escapes the slaughter of his co-workers and must both evade the killers and uncover the conspiracy. Continue reading →
Seth Godin, who started out indie, went trad, and is now indie again, has announced his first book in his Domino Project with Amazon.
The New York Times has finally deigned to include e-books in their bestseller list. Continue reading →
If Borders closes, the chain stores become one–Barnes & Noble. So your choices become limited (at least 20+%) to what these buyers in New York City think is right for you.
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SF Chronicle/SFGate columnist and culture critic Mark Morford’s hilarious modern record of sex and media, politics and pop culture, love and lust, as told in ninety-two delectable partsnot including all the delicious photos and terrifying hate mail. Continue reading →
Wideman unveils an utterly original voice and structure–hip-hop zen–where each story is a single breath, to be caught, held, shared and savored.
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A multi-layered thriller about a feud between a cop and a serial killer that is much bigger than its plot.
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Conversing with Zachary German is a bit like talking shop with a headlit fawn just before the car makes impact, and I’m not sure if its an affect or effect of his genre. Whatever. Continue reading →
This beautiful book–featuring interviews with Toledo’s husband (fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo), colleagues, clients, and critics–is a revelatory exploration of a fashion innovator in a mass-market industry. Continue reading →
This moving fictional tale is informed by real-life experience about the roots of food addiction. Continue reading →
Photographer Roxanne Lowit’s bold mix of color and black-and-white images are by turns whimsical and awe-inspiring. Continue reading →
A illustrated novel and purported how-to guide for the upwardly mobile, Social Climbers features an 8th grade writing style, a plethora of typos, tense mistakes and spelling errors. Continue reading →
I got into the publishing trade because I love books. That lasted a few weeks, but pretty soon the bloom…
Part two in The Westward Sagas follows the Mitchell family as it struggles during the time of the Colonial and American Revolution. Continue reading →
By turns humorous, scandalous, and lyrical, Seven Blackbirds is the story of a woman as she struggles along the road toward wholeness in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green Country.
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A heartfelt love letter to a jewelry house without equal. Continue reading →
A book about the Pittsburgh Panthers, penned by a passionate fan. Continue reading →
Smart and incredibly helpful shopping techniques buried beneath stylistic shortcomings. Continue reading →