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Book Thoughts: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

June 26, 2017

Complex and mesmerizing, The City of Brass is an intricate tale full of betrayal and devastating histories. Chakraborty’s smooth and concise writing excels most with the worldbuilding, which draws on Middle Eastern locations, beliefs, and folklore. The world is wonderfully intricate with political factions, wars, social castes, and magic that blend together to create a rich and believable setting that is rooted in reality with a proper dash…

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Review: Sea by Heidi R. Kling

June 9, 2010

Sea is one of those novels that surprised me–in a very, very good way. The cover leads one to think that it’s mostly about the romance aspect, but it’s not. This beautiful story deals with love, loss, disaster, grief, and healing. Heidi R. Kling’s debut novel is beautiful and impressive. Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California…

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Author Interview: Christina Diaz Gonzalez

May 30, 2010

I’m very excited to post this interview with Christina Diaz Gonzalez, author of the highly-acclaimed novel, The Red Umbrella. I’d like to thank Ms. Gonzalez for taking the time to answer the questions and for being so kind. Enjoy the interview! Is there an author or novel that inspired you to become a writer? As a kid (which is when I first dreamed of becoming a writer) I…