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Read Her Like an Open Book

Charmed Particles

Charmed Particles

By Chrissy Kolaya

Dzanc Books, Nov. 2015

$15.95, 260 pages

While many books are hyped by publishers, publications, and readers, most rely on word of mouth to find an audience. A few months ago. a publicist told me about an upcoming novel she thought I would like. And indeed the description sounded intriguing; on paper it played to a lot of my fictional preferences. I asked her to send me a copy. Time passed as I focused on teaching and photography and only managed to read a few books during the fall semester. I still had the book on my TBR list, but the publication date of November 10 passed without my reading it. In the intervening months, I had not seen or heard a thing about the book, so it was definitely flying below the radar. Once Christmas vacation arrived, I was determined to read the book…

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