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Anna Baker was a brilliant artist with a comic touch

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copyright the Chronicle, August 8, 2012 World of Fantasy, The Life and Art of Anna P. Baker, by Beryl Hutchinson and Roz Hermant.  Self-published.  185 pages in paperback.  $59.95. Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite I need to begin this review by confessing my bias... More »

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Freeman short stories tell small town tales

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copyright the chronicle July 25, 2012 Round Mountain, by Castle Freeman Jr. Published by Concord Free Press, Concord, Massachusetts, 2012; 182 pages, softbound. Reviewed by Joseph Gresser Castle Freeman is an economical writer. His characters are stingy with t... More »

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Magalis novel is first of whodunit series

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copyright the Chronicle, July 15, 2012 The Body in the Butter Churn:  a Green Mountain Whodunit, by Elaine Magalis, self-published, softcover, 280 pages, $11.95, available online at www.createspace.com/3715414 or www.amazon.com Reviewed by Bethany M. Dunbar An... More »

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Keizer takes on the ever-changing subject of privacy

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Privacy, by Garret Keizer.  183 pages. Published by Picador, New York, New York.  $15. copyright the Chronicle June 13, 2012 Reviewed by Tena Starr In his latest book, Garrett Keizer of Sutton has taken on the complex and ever-changing subject of privacy.  Wel... More »