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Deborah Henry attended American College in Paris and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a minor in French language and literature. She received her ... Read full author bio >
Chris Mendius grew up in Naperville, Illinois. He earned a BSME from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from University of Chicago. After college, he moved to Chicago ... Read full author bio >
"A superb tale of the druggie lifestyle, by a writer with talent to burn."
Ted Morrissey is the author of five books of fiction—Men of Winter, Figures in Blue, An Untimely Frost, Weeping with an Ancient God, and, most recently, Crowsong for the ... Read full author bio >
"[T]he vignettes all feature people weighed down by foreboding; there’s always a sense that something is coming for his characters, although Morrissey never defines it clearly. Indeed, they never seem to be able to truly define their own unease—even as the author makes readers feel it, too. References place the book in the mid-’50s, and the author describes the small, unnamed town in loving detail, but there’s also a feeling of detachment, as if all of this is happening in a place apart from our own. It also hints at the supernatural . . . but it never presents events that couldn’t be ascribed to the natural world. A work that resists easy description; recommended for those looking for something strange and beautiful."
Mother of three, grandmother to six Millennials, a voracious reader who enjoys family sagas, in particular, but who can keep turning pages until the wee hours reading crime novels and ... Read full author bio >
"An often moving story about the corrosive power of shame."
Shirley Russak Wachtel is best known for her memoir, MY MOTHER'S SHOES, which follows her mother's life from her hometown of Dombrowe, Poland, throughout her tortuous time in ... Read full author bio >
"The Music Makers--
'A touching study rich with introspection and finely crafted relationships."
I was 60 when I began writing novels after retiring the director of Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co, Japanese largest non-life insurance company.
So far, I published four paper books ... Read full author bio >
"An exceedingly thoughtful but often heart-pounding crime story."
Anne Moose has mostly made her living as a technical writer, but she has a background as a small book publisher in Berkeley, California, where she earned a degree in ... Read full author bio >
"Moose (Berkeley U.S.A., 1981, etc.) is a compelling storyteller, and this one unfolds with page-turning urgency as she paints a convincingly chilling portrait of white supremacy in a small Southern town."
Kathleen Glassburn lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, three dogs, a feral cat, and a 50-year-old turtle. Her horse lives in a boarding stable nearby. She rides at least ... Read full author bio >
"A thoughtful, sensitive examination of the effects of war, sexism, and unfulfilling relationships."
Melina Sempill Watts' writing has appeared in "Sierra Magazine," "the New York Times motherlode blog," "Earth Island Journal" and "Sunset Magazine," in local environmental venues such as "Urban Coast: Journal ... Read full author bio >
"Far from cute, this book takes a serious look at the value of love, the impossibility of permanence, and the ways in which humans leave the world."
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