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Lorraine Devon Wilke

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AN ACCOMPLISHED WRITER in several genres of the medium, Lorraine Devon Wilke, a Chicago native and one of eleven children, has built a library of expertly crafted work with a signature style that exudes intelligence and humor. Whether screenplay or stage play, article or editorial; short story or novel, her work captures the edge and emotion of real life, incorporating original plots, jump-off-the-page dialogue, and though-provoking themes.

In 2010 she launched her “arts & politics” blog, Rock+Paper+Music, from 2011 to 2018 was a popular contributor at HuffPost and other news and media sites, and publishes a column at Medium. Known for her “sass and sensibility,” her work has been reprinted and excerpted in academic tomes, non-fiction books,
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After the Sucker Punch

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So, My Hubby Wrote a Novel….

Life goes on and people do what they do, and then one day a person you know very well does something creatively unexpected and you’re so very surprised but, at the same time, not so much, because they’ve always been surprisingly creative, and, after exploring the situation in depth, you discover how incredibly impressive and amazing it all is, and you’re delighted to have the opportunity to talk a

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The Alchemy of Noise by Lorraine Devon Wilke
"When I found this title and added to my TBR list, I had no idea that "at its heart it is a love story, if one framed by the provacation of race dynamics in modern day America." (from the Author's Note) I found myself wondering about the author and he" Read more of this review »
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Confidentiality by Pete Wilke
Confidentiality: a novel
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I love "lawyer novels" and I love stories with complex cases and wild characters doing wild things, and this book has all that in spades.

The legal case was a little complex for me to figure out; I was grateful there was a flow chart at the beginning
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I've not read any previous Gary Shteyngart books, but purchased this one based on the recommendation of Richard Russo, whose work I've read and largely enjoyed, some of it quite a lot.

I didn't particularly enjoy this book. I didn't have quite the sc
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While I appreciated the writer tackling issues of enduring male privilege in the corporate space, and the struggles of business women looking to define themselves and further their careers without compromising their integrity, there was something inh ...more
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Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán
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As I finished reading this book, closed my Kindle and curled up next to my sleeping husband, I was so overcome by the emotions stirred by the story that I actually had to wipe tears from my eyes, lying there thinking about what I’d just finished and ...more
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Beginning with Cannonballs by Jill McCroskey Coupe
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Author Jill McCroskey Coupe brings a poetic touch to her moving story of two women born in a time of segregation and cultural upheaval, parented by complex mothers, struggling to maintain their friendship over distance and decades. Weaving the events ...more
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When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal
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There are enough reviews on this book that mine hardly matters, yet I STILL feel compelled to write… the book is THAT good:

I read a lot, mostly novels, and while I enjoy many of them, I particularly enjoy those that tap into unique, unusual storylin
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“We, as artists, are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t ever stop telling the truth.”
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“I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
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“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.”
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Albert Einstein
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”
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“I am thankful for all those who said no to me. It's because of them I am doing it myself!”
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