LitStack Review: The Nature of a Pirate by A. M. Dellamonica

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The Nature of a Pirate A. M. Dellamonica Tor Books Release Date:  December 6, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-3451-0 In book three of the Hidden Sea Tales trilogy, we are reunited with San Francisco marine videographer Sophie Hansa and her continuing quest to unravel the mystery of Stormwrack, the world that might exist alongside ours, but might [….]

LitStack Review: California by Edan Lepucki

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California Edan Lepucki Little, Brown and Company Release Date:  July 8, 2014 ISBN 978-0-316-25081-8 I’ll admit it – I’m not reticent about jumping on the bandwagon sometimes, even if it’s just because someone says “Jump On!”.  If I wasn’t, I would never have picked up Edan Lepucki’s post-apocalyptic story California, and that would have been [….]

LitStack Review: Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica

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Child of a Hidden Sea A. M. Dellamonica Tor Books Release Date:  June 24, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7653-3449-7 Twenty-four year old Sophie Hansa just wants to learn about her biological mother.  That’s why she had been hanging outside her mother’s place in San Francisco, trying to be inconspicuous.  Their initial introduction had not really gone as [….]

LitStack Review: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

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Life on Mars Tracy K. Smith Graywolf Press Release Date:  January 1, 2011 ISBN 978-1-55597-584-5 I’ll admit it – I often have problems reading poetry. Don’t get me wrong.  I love poetry, or at least the idea of poetry.  It’s an idiom that is unique, that uses the look and the cadence of language to [….]