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Marie-Jo Fortis

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Because she fell in love with an older man who lived in the United States, Marie-Jo Fortis had to face tremendous familial opposition and machinations. But she did cross the Atlantic with her guy, faith in the future and little more than the clothes on her back. As a result she got the 3 M: marriage, Maïa (the daughter) and a small menagerie.

Ah, and a Master’s in English lit that came a few years after studying at l’Ecole du Louvre and La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. Her work has been published nationally and internationally in Freedom International, Poésie Première, Talus & Scree, and other periodicals. She also founded Collages & Bricolages, a literary magazine she edited for fifteen years.

Chainsaw Jane germinated from a couple of
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After reading a few disappointing novels, I decided to go with John Irving's The Hotel New Hampshire for a good dose of literature with beautiful prose, and Stephen King's Mr Mercedes. I knew I had two masters in my hand. And I was curious to know how King would do with the mystery genre. What I was sure of was that I wouldn't be disappointed.

Right?

King, after all, can build a sentence. And Mr... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.81 · 47 ratings · 33 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
From A to Zoe

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Chainsaw Jane

3.84 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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This first person narrative might be more interesting for its voice than for its plot. Actually there is a multitude of plots here, as well as a number of voices. Or, rather, moods. This is a moody book, with a few dead bodies on the way. But who’s p ...more
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After reading a few disappointing novels, I decided to go with John Irving's The Hotel New Hampshire for a good dose of literature with beautiful prose, and Stephen King's Mr Mercedes. I knew I had two masters in my hand. And I was curious to know ho ...more
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Americans are more prone to vote for their favorite singer on a reality show than they are to vote for a senator. So what if they were to choose their president in a similar way? What if this reality show were filled with a bunch of tests meant to d ...more
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Let’s face it, this written soap for teenage girls will basically please the restless and chatty ones. A romance with a touch of fantasy, it falls at times into self-indulgence. (The author must know her audience.) But the gossipy invasion of Lea th ...more
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There is plenty of charm in this 1912 chronicle of cadet life. Freshness, too. And not because we are by the sea, training navy officers. But the main characters themselves, Philip and Anson, sixteen, loyal and eager to become men, manage to remain ...more
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Marie-Jo Fortis Rai wrote: "Hi Marie-jo,

I'm very glad to have you as a friend!

Happy reading always... :)

~Rai"


Ditto, Rai


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Rai Hi Marie-jo,

I'm very glad to have you as a friend!

Happy reading always... :)

~Rai


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