Category Archives: Book Reviews

I want to make a comeback

When I started The Early Draft in 2010, the point was to free myself to write whatever I wanted. It was an exercise in not worrying that the writing was perfect or publication-ready. I wanted to blog because I don’t … Continue reading

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Message from a Blue Jay – Cover Reveal for Upcoming Book!

My friend and fellow writer, Faye Rapoport DesPres, will have her debut book published in spring 2014! I’m very excited for Faye, who I know personally from having attended the Solstice MFA Program of Pine Manor College. We were students … Continue reading

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Take Two Megs, Huff It Up With Joy, and Mix in a Yoo

So what do you get when you take two Megs, Huff it up with Joy, and mix in a Yoo? You, my friend, get some of the best summer (or anytime) reading you will ever find. I am so proud … Continue reading

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A great read about alcoholism, lesbians, triumph, and sex

It’s not often that I continue reading a book when, at first, I don’t like the lead character. For quite a few pages, this was the case with protagonist, Terry Manescu, in Bridget Bufford’s novel, Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey. … Continue reading

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