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Comment Archives: stories: Books: Book Reviews + Features

Re: “A review of Stewart O’Nan’s compelling new novel, City of Secrets

What a wonderful novel! I really think this review captures what's so powerful about this book.

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Posted by Zachary Cole on 06/17/2016 at 12:30 AM

Re: “A review of Stewart O’Nan’s compelling new novel, City of Secrets

Beautifully written review. You made me want to buy this book, but also I wanted to buy a book of your reviews. Bravo!

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Posted by Charlie Brice on 06/16/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Molly Prosser’s Rubbernecking

Great review, Fred. And congrats, Molly!

Posted by Marion Winik on 04/20/2016 at 7:52 AM

Re: “An interview with novelist Sarah Shotland

How did you like White Gorilla Press?

Posted by anotherearth on 03/04/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Texas Tough author Robert Perkinson explores our wasteful and destructive prison system.


Your Honor ,
Kindly your are one among of my side of life ,now the reason to send this massage to you is to ask the possible way of finding help on agreeing when it is a time of security or safe area ,
If someone is jailed for the Immigration case and economic reason can you handle him to his country with the list of used utility and shopping bag spent .

Again, if someone has a reason to flee or ask for a refugee in the time of case can you hire someone in his area of native or birth nation to work in the industries there for him until he is released.

this is because of too much in and out for no reason that causing some in security reaction and bad future decision.



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Posted by EN on 02/15/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Poet Terrence Chiusano’s On Generation & Corruption is a striking debut collection

Howdy Bill. Thanks for this review. I enjoyed your writing (as usual) & it makes me want to checkout this poetry. It also stirs thought in a couple directions & if I see you maybe I'll remember to bring it up. . . "pure language" makes me think of Gertrude Stein, which points me to this piece I also, coincidentally (I guess), read today:…

Twas a pleasure to see you at the other Mike's place.
regards, Mike

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Posted by Mike Schneider on 01/15/2016 at 7:55 PM
Posted by Victoria Dym on 12/24/2015 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Poet Ellen Smith’s first full-length collection explores both yoga and alcoholism

If she's a Clemente fan she's ok in my book.

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Posted by John Moyer on 12/23/2015 at 11:39 PM

Re: “A local therapist publishes a new book for dealing with eating disorders.

Laura Lazarus Stern causes eating disorders in the Women at Carnegie Mellon University because she is paranoid that profiessional associates of EECS faculty member, Stern care about anything other than work. She is the epitomy of "the wives will think something is going on" thereby promoting discrimination. Also, she's fat and wears tight t shirts -- showing little self-respect.

Posted by annonymous on 11/14/2015 at 12:44 PM

Re: “A Conversation With Steve Hallock

Another great story Kelechi. Good job.

Posted by Eunice Urama on 11/06/2015 at 12:19 AM

Re: “A CMU professor's new book on "parenting for technology futures"

Hi, Great article!

I think this infographic will greatly complement your article.

This discusses how modern parenting could contribute to teen violence. Enjoy!

Posted by Japs on 09/16/2015 at 11:01 PM

Re: “An educator turns to fiction

It was wonderful to read this write up in this paper Madhu made me really nostalgic.Reading about your journey is wonderful and's wishing you many many more books!!
Lots of love,

Posted by Ayush on 08/28/2015 at 4:06 AM

Re: “English professor-turned-nurse Theresa Brown tells about her first year on the job in Critical Care.

Why were you called to my mother and my boyfriend Bonnie Underwood and OULAY Underwood. At the easy 8 motel in Lancaster ca. And what was your cellular signal doing in my room? Meaning you had to be either under my floor or in the plumbing

Posted by Justin Sane on 06/16/2015 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Reviews of the first 50 pages of two new novels by local authors

Steven Sherrill will be at Classic Lines (5825 Forbes Ave. Squirrel Hill) reading and signing his new book Joy, PA on Friday, March 27th, 7 - 9pm.

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Posted by Dan Iddings on 03/18/2015 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Ed Ochester's new collection champions poetic simplicity

An excellent book. The explanatory of human life on the personal, cultural and universal levels very clear and without subterfuge. Re-reading various poems is a form of revisiting them and expressly intending to do so. These are wise, flesh and blood poems that have lived, loved and laughed in a candid, warm, open manner. Forthrightness and intellect merged. Ed Ochester is one of the best American poets there is as are many of the poets he refers to in his beautiful poems and we are privileged to read about them in such a vivid poetic context. The poems almost engage the reader in a form of literary time travel. We see stages of the poet's life and benchmarks of various events so clearly. These poems are exemplars of a human being with spiritual kindness, emotional maturity and insight engaged on the page.

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Posted by Romell on 03/02/2015 at 11:23 PM

Re: “A new book argues that most hysterectomies are unnecessary.

I am so grateful for finding HERSFoundation and for Nora and Rick to publish the H Word Book. I have several copies and also donated the book to the local libraries. This is something all of you can do. Get the book into your libraries! Tiger

Posted by Gracie on 03/02/2015 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Reviews of poetry chapbooks The Buried Return, by Christine Stroud, and Argot, by Fred Shaw

I have read Shaw's "Argot". The reviewer is spot-on. The "things" Shaw writes about come into clear view as portals to memory and impression. The "thing" vs. "idea" break probably explains why I recall so many of his poems visually, as though I could also tell you the exactly length of shadows and the height of the sun without mention. Poignant stuff.

Posted by Thomas P. on 01/14/2015 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Reviews of poetry chapbooks The Buried Return, by Christine Stroud, and Argot, by Fred Shaw

To Fred Shaw:
Fred: hello from Ireland. I continue to admire your work whenever it is available to me. This review of ARGOT sounds exactly the right note through I haven't seen the book - the review captures the authenticity and gritty resonance of your work insofar as I remember it when last we met in Ireland. Very best wishes: MICHAEL COADY

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Posted by Michael Coady on 01/14/2015 at 12:12 PM

Re: “A new book tells the story of the iconic Mellon Square

Buy the book now at Classic Lines on Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill.

Posted by Dan Iddings on 01/09/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Mark Zingarelli illustrated a new book-length comic about a little-known tale of the AIDS crisis

Buy Second Avenue Caper and Mellon Square (reviewed in this issue) at Classic Lines (Pittsburgh's newest bookstore) on Forbes Ave in Squirrel Hill.

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Posted by Dan Iddings on 01/09/2015 at 3:00 PM

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