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In New Orleans, Nothing's Easy. Ask Julia

Reed and her husband John searched the Garden District for a house, which they finally found: a Greek Revival at the corner of First and Chestnut -- another New Orleans classic but one in need of mega repairs. And time, according to Reed's The House on First Street, for the real troubles to begin.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  07-07-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Mark Doty Shies Away From the Title 'Political Poet'new

"Because when you say 'political poetry,' it sounds sort of dutiful, like, 'Oh, that's going to be work to read that,'" he says.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Paul Ruggiero  |  06-30-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Mystery Novel Talks About Oysters, War Brides and Fusion Cuisinenew

The notions of change, adaptability, and cross-cultural fusion are central to Sujata Massey's stunning seventh novel, where the unlikely story lines of Asian oysters repopulating the Chesapeake, a buzzing new fusion restaurant in Washington, D.C., and the grim consequences of the Vietnam War meld into a seamless whole.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Lizzie Skurnick  |  08-24-2004  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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