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IN HIS SIGHTS by Kate Brennan has been picked for the fall 2008 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers list
Elif Shafak's THE BASTARD OF ISTANBUL makes the long list for the prestigious Orange Prize in UK.
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A CARRION DEATH by Michael Stanley receives a  Publishers Weekly Starred Review on February 28, 2008.
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Patricia Hampl's THE FLORIST'S DAUGHTER is a New York Times Notable Book of 2007 and on the Christian Science Monitor's "2007 Books We Liked Best" list.
Tova Reich's MY HOLOCAUST is an on the Washington Post Best Books of 2007 list and a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2007.
Erika Mailman's THE WITCH'S TRINITY is a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2007.
Chicago Tribune selects three of our titles on its list of FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2007... two novels: Ellen Baker's KEEPING THE HOUSE, Anthony Romano's WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG and Patricia Hampl's memoir THE FLORIST'S DAUGHTER (December 15, 2007)
Paulina Porizkova, the 1990s supermodel who was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People twice, and whose novel A MODEL SUMMER was published by Hyperion, has joined the panel of "Top Model" judges.
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THE CURE FOR MODERN LIFE by Lisa Tucker receives a Publishers Weekly Starred review on Monday November 5, 2007.
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ELLINGTON BOULEVARD by Adam Langer won the Elle Magazine Readerís Prize for January 2008.
THE EIGHTH PROMISE by William Poy Lee has been selected by the city of Ann Arbor (MI) for its 2008 One City One Book Reads. Also PEN/Oakland has awarded The Eighth Promise it's Josephine Miles National Literary Prize for 2007 (October 29, 2007).
THE JEWEL TRADER OF PEGU by Jeffrey Hantover selected for "Discover Great New Writers" Barnes & Noble program and a Borders "Original Voices" pick.
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It is also a Booksense Selection for the month of January 2008.  Read more...
CHANGING YOU by Gail Saltz illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath is in position #3 on The New York Times Children's Best Seller list for the week of September 30, 2007.
CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler debuts on the Los Angeles Times hard bound fiction best seller list the week of August 26, 2007. It is also a Southern California Bookseller Association bestseller and a Booksense Notable Book for August 2007.
THE FLORIST'S DAUGHTER by Patricia Hampl receives starred reviews in Kirkus,  Read more...  and Publishers Weekly.  Read more...  
KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL by Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson appears on New York Times best seller list at #10 Sunday April 29, 2007.
Starred Reviews for BLUE ARABESQUE by Patricia Hampl: - a Kirkus Starred Review,   Read more...  a Publishers Weekly Starred Review,   Read more...  and a Booklist Starred Boxed Review.   Read more...
More from Kabul on The Kabul Beauty School - The following article appeared June 9, 2007 in the Kabul Survival Guide.
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Background on the KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL "controversy". For information left out of The New York Times  piece Style section of April 29, 07 on the "fight" over the beauty school see the newsletter posted by the school actual founder and Kabul resident for more than 25 years Mary MacMakin on her PARSA-Afghan website.
 
WHEN THE WORD WAS YOUNG by Tony Romano is one of the "hot reads of the summer" for Chicago Tribune on Saturday June 2, 2007.
ANGELICA by Arthur Phillips is an Editor's Choice in New York Times for the week of May 20, 2007
THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar has been chosen as the August Book Club pick for Books-a-Million stores.
Patricia Hampl is elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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ANGELICA by Arthur Phillips appeared on Boston Globe best seller list for Sunday May 13, 2007
KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL by Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson debutes on New York Times best seller list at #10 on Sunday April 22, 07
Starred Review for IF TODAY BE SWEET by Thrity Umrigar from Library Journal.
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KEEPING THE HOUSE by Ellen Baker has been selected as July 2007 pick by Midwest Connections the marketing program of Midwest Booksellers Association.
On Monday April 9, 2007 watch ABC Television host Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America at 8:00 AM interview Deborah Rodriguez on her memoir KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL.
KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL by Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson is a Critic's Choice, Four Star Review in the April 16, 2007 issue of People Magazine .
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MY HOLOCAUST by Tova Reich receives an "A" review and Editor's Choice from Entertainment Weekly (March 30, 2007)
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THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar is a Borders Book Club selection for the period May 1 to June 4, 2007
THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE by Masha Hamilton receives a Library Journal Starred Review...
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Jefferson Texas -- March 1, 2007 -- KATHY L. PATRICK, founder of the PULPWOOD QUEENS receives $5000 as part of the James Patterson Pageturner Awards. Kathy L. Patrick was one of 39 individuals and organizations to...
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CRADLE OF FREEDOM by Frye Galliard  has been chosen as Adult Non-Fiction
Book of the Year for 2007 by the Alabama Library Association
(February 2007)
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA) chose THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean as one of the notable books of 2006. This selection comprises 26 books which ALA picked from hundreds of publishers' submissions. (February 20, 2007)
SHUTTING OUT THE SUN by Michael Zielenziger was selected as a great read by John Krich in The Wall Street Journal on February 17, 2006
THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE by Masha Hamilton  receives a Starred Review from Booklist
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THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE by Masha Hamilton is a Booksense pick for the month of April 2007
Target Stores Corporation has selected THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar and  THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean for the month of April 2007 as Breakout set
 
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THE SUNDAY WIFE by Cassandra King
PRAGUE by Arthur Phillips
SONS OF HEAVEN by Terrence Cheng
STALKING THE DIVINE by Kristin Ohlson
THE KITCHEN BOY by Robert Alexander
THE SONG READER by Lisa Tucker
THE TURTLE WARRIOR by Mary Relindes Ellis
MAKING WAVES by Cassandra King
THE CANTERBURY PAPERS by Judith Healey
BEAUTIFUL INEZ by Bart Schneider
THE EGYPTOLOGIST by Arthur Phillips
ONE FOOT IN EDEN by Ron Rash
SAINTS AT THE RIVER by Ron Rash
THE WASP EATER by William Lychack
EARLY LEAVING by Judy Goldman
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Masha Hamilton
THE INTERPRETER by Alice Kaplan
THE SAME SWEET GIRLS by Cassandra King
MAKING IT UP AS I GO ALONG by Maria T. Lennon
FREUD'S REQUIEM by Matthew von Unwerth
AND SHE WAS by Cindy Dyson
RASPUTIN'S DAUGHTER by Robert Alexander
THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean
THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar
ONCE UPON A DAY by Lisa Tucker
WHY DO THEY ACT THAT WAY by David Walsh
THE JEWEL TRADER OF PEGU by Jeffrey Hantover
THE CURE FOR MODERN LIFE by Lisa Tucker
KEEPING THE HOUSE by Ellen Baker
THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS by Meg Waite Clayton
BREAKFAST WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo
CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler
THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT by Kelly O'Connor McNees
WOODSBURNER by John Pipkin
MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER by Robin Oliveira
JERUSALEM MAIDEN by Talia Carner
PROOF OF HEAVEN by Mary Curran Hackett
THE HEALING by Jonathan Odell

 

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