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James Hanna

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Independent Press Awards gave A Second Less Capable Head and Other Rogue Stories a Distinguished Favorite Award. Electronic copies of A Second, Less Capable Head, The Siege, and Call Me Pomeroy are available to select readers interested in posting a review.

James Hanna wandered Australia for seven years before settling on a career in criminal justice. He spent twenty years as a counselor in the Indiana Department of Corrections and has recently retired from the San Francisco Probation Department, where he was assigned to a domestic violence and stalking unit.

James’ short stories have appeared in Old Crow Review, Sandhills Review, Edge City Review, Fault Zone, Eclipse, The Literary Review, Red Savina Review, The California Writers Club Litera
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A Second, Less Capable, Hea...

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Call Me Pomeroy

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The Siege

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Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Stories by Audrey Kalman
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“Curiouser and Curiouser.” This quip from Alice in Wonderland resonates sharply in Tiny Shoes Dancing, a collection of twenty-one short stories to be admired as much for their craftsmanship as their depictions of human disconnect. I will never forget ...more
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Forbidden by F. Stone
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Set in the year 2047 in the fictitious Republic of Islamic Provinces and Territories, Forbidden is an interesting study in paradoxes. Captain Sharif, a devout and obedient Muslim, must deal with the corruption of his superiors when ordered to cover u ...more
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The Berkeley Girl by Elise Frances Miller
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The Berkeley Girl: Rendezvous in London (a novella and three short stories) offers an interesting study in dichotomy. In “The Berkeley Girl,” Janet Magill, still determined to make the world a better place, is hobbled by the single-mindedness with wh ...more
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What Remains Unsaid by Audrey Kalman
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A son, with a festering sense of grievance, holds his mother at gunpoint. Thus begins What Remains Unsaid, a spiraling descent into darkness. The book employs multiple points of view, including a Faulknerian stream of conscience, to depict the epic f ...more
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Having worked as a San Francisco probation officer, I have met my share of sociopaths. And I must say that Jacob Appel got it right. What is most unsettling about this type of individual is not his lack of conscience, but his ability to slip seamless ...more
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"I want to thank James Hanna, the author, for sending me an autographed copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaway program. This book is written in the 1st person, by the title character Pomeroy. His real name is Eddie Beasley. But he tells e..." Read more of this review »
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