Author Archives: Vickie Fang

About Vickie Fang

Vickie Fang is a reformed trial lawyer who got an MFA from Queens and now writes full time. She has received first place awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Writers' Association. Her work appears in the Bellevue Literary Review, the Baltimore Review, Scribble, Fifty is the New Fifty, and, most recently, the anthology Bad Jobs and Bullshit. She is currently at work on a novel set in 8th century China.

Time and Chance

By: Tom Blackburn Published by: Tom Blackburn Books (July 2016) No. of pages: 292 Reviewed by: Vickie Fang The joy of writing a blog that emphasizes small press writers is in discovering original voices — ones that are vigorous, untamed, … Continue reading

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Bertrand Court

Written by: Michelle Brafman Published by:Prospect Park Books; (September 6, 2016) No. of pages:  264 pages Reviewed by: Vickie Fang Bertrand Court is the second Brafman book reviewed on this blog. In April of 2015, we discussed Brafman’s debut novel, … Continue reading

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Bad Jobs and Bullshit: It’s Unlikely that We Will be Missed (An Anthology from the Geeky Press)

Title: Bad Jobs and Bullshit: It’s Unlikely that We will be Missed Published by: The Geeky Press Editors: Brad King, Amber Peckham, Jessica Dyer Length: 145 pages Kindle price: $2.99 Reviewed by: Ellen Birkett Morris When your own bad jobs … Continue reading

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The Marble Army

By: Gisele Firmino Paperback: 184 pages Publisher: Outpost19 (March 1, 2016) Reviewed by: Vickie Fang It’s a cliche of historical fiction writing that if major historical events are portrayed, then the main characters must be the people who drove those … Continue reading

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The Book of Harlan

By: Bernice L. McFadden Print Length: 354 pages Publisher: Akashic Books; (April, 2016) Reviewed by: Vickie Fang The Book of Harlan, which begins in Georgia with the innocent longings of a preacher’s young daughter and ends in New York with … Continue reading

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Measure of Darkness

By: Liam Durcan Length: 254 pages Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press (March, 2016) Reviewed by: Vickie Fang This is a complex book based on a very simple plot line. An architect, Martin, who has been in a serious traffic accident suffers … Continue reading

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The Past

Written by: Tessa Hadley Number of pages: 325 pages Publisher: Harper (January 5, 2016 Reviewed by: Ellen Birkett Morris Tessa Hadley’s novel The Past, uses the English countryside, with its wide open fields, dark forests and dilapidated houses, as a … Continue reading

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