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Author Archive | Frances Milliken

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

“Half Broke Horses”

A story of origins and women, “Half Broke Horses” brings the author’s hardy, poker playing, schoolteacher grandmother to life.

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The Year of the Flood: A Novel

“The Year of the Flood”

The horrific yet plausible future depicted in Margaret Atwood’s “The Year of the Flood” compels the reader to reexamine the present.

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Unfinished Desires: A Novel

“Unfinished Desires”

Sharply written and laced with the complexities of female power, “Unfinished Desires” transports the reader through a hundred years at a Catholic school in North Carolina.

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Some Things Meant the World to Me

“Some Things Meant the World to Me”

Struggles, past and present, are equally viable in Joshua Mohr’s blunt, fearless first novel “Some Things Meant the World to Me.”

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Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi: A Novel

“Jeff in Venice, Death in Varnasi”

“Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi” is a brilliant satire vacillating between ancient and modern worlds and tribulations.

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Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

“Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong”

The compelling biography “Pops” argues that Louis Armstrong’s cheerful manner and exultant playing were the man’s essence, not a stage act.

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“The Relentless Revolution”

With the keen eye of an expert historian, Joyce Appleby traces the unlikely origins of capitalism in “The Relentless Revolution.”

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Relying on bare facts rather than sentimentality, “Zeitoun” takes the reader straight to the heart of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.

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Chronic: Poems (Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award)


D.A. Powell’s poetry collection “Chronic” soars in its electric anger, celebration and suspicion of love.

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Where the God of Love Hangs Out: Fiction

“Where the Love God Hangs Out”

“Where the God of Love Hangs Out” dishes out love and repercussions in Amy Bloom’s candid collection of short stories.

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