After practicing law for many years, Jim Lively decided it was the appropriate time to pursue his true passion as a writer and contemporary visual artist. Jim just received the ... Read full author bio >
"Stories of animal-human bonding are not uncommon, but what sets Lively’s (The Puzzle Aesthetic, 2012) novella apart is the fact that the story is told from the point of view of a dog. When readers first meet the story’s protagonist, a Weimaraner, she is on a hospital bed being treated for injuries from an accident she can’t remember. As her mind clears, she realizes that she has no recollection of anything from her previous life, not even her name. But she becomes ever more certain that she “must be of aristocratic stock,”"
Madeleyn Questman studied psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to receive a PhD in personality and social theory. Her research focused primarily on individual interactions ... Read full author bio >
"A provocative thesis that develops into a riveting dissertation on true love."
Within the pages of The Triumph of Water Lily, Ify Osammor has been thorough in her narrative, indicative of much research and diligence. I praise her for this excellent piece ... Read full author bio >
"Osammor’s book provides a snapshot of a woman’s life in Nigeria. Her use of accented English and her rich descriptions of the food and clothing of Lagos, Ibadan, and the surrounding regions are transporting. She touches on such cultural topics as war, politics, religion, and journalistic ethics, and also describes a traditional wedding in intimate detail."
Katie Crawford is a 1993 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College. Following graduation, she taught public elementary school for over eight years until the birth of her first son ... Read full author bio >
"The author knows the human heart to a scary extent. This is a remarkable debut, and readers should look forward to Crawford's next work."
Charles Henderson Norman is a former Methodist minister -- and a former bank teller, college mathematics instructor, pizzeria manager, furniture mover, retail clerk and manager, quarter horse breeder, public and private ... Read full author bio >
"Debut novelist Norman humanizes the Exodus story in a moving account that takes some liberties with the traditional biblical tale....A heartfelt, highly recommended exploration of religion’s deepest mysteries."
For more than a decade, Canadian poet Gordon P. Bois had written extensively. Regrettably, being his own worst critic, he destroyed the bulk of his work in the fall of ... Read full author bio >
"The new volume from Bois (Murdering the Third, 2015, etc.), a Canadian poet, lives up to its title…A great deal of emotion does register in these pages, connecting to a handful of themes: the pulls of eros/thanatos, the domestications of married life, violence in narrative and language, and desire for literary recognition…An overfull outpouring of unchecked verbiage."
Thomas Duffy graduated with a degree in English from the New York City Pace University campus. He also obtained undergraduate credits at Hofstra University and Hunter College. While in college ... Read full author bio >
"The storyline is conceptually and thematically intriguing—particularly in its exploration of the inner thoughts of its damaged characters."
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