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Written in the Stars Reviewed in The Wall Street Journal

Lois Duncan’s Written in the Stars received an excellent review in the 4/19 issue of the Wall Street Journal: What hunting takes place in “Written in the Stars” is entirely of the romantic sort—vividly, captivatingly so—set in a long-ago postwar world when teenagers said things like “golly” and “gee whiz.” This volume collects for the first time early stories penned by the prolific Lois Duncan, Read more…

Secret Lives Profiled by the New Orleans Advocate

Berthe Amoss’s Secret Lives was profiled in the New Orleans Advocate . “There is one autobiographical element in the recent reprint of ‘Secret Lives’ that even the keenest reader will miss without a hint. “Lizzie wants all the books in her imprint to have photographs on the covers, so I sent her one,” Amoss said. “It’s a picture of me and my parents when I was Read more…

First Page Teaser–I’ll Love You When You’re More Like Me

1. Wallace Witherspoon, Jr. One warm night in May, in the back of the hearse, while I was whispering “I love you, I love you,” into Lauralei Rabinowitz’ soft, black hair, she said, “Stop right there, Wally! There are three reasons this can’t go on any longer!” “Three reasons?” I said. “Three reasons,” she said, sitting up, reaching into her blazer Read more…

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