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A. C. Burch’s exquisitely written collection explores the tipping-point—the instant one must act or succumb to the status quo. The marginalized characters of A Book of Revelations grapple with identity, loss, and societal expectation with humor, compassion, and extraordinary courage. Sharing their innermost hopes and fears—as well as unexpected revelations—they remind us t ...more
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Published June 13th 2016 by Homeport Press
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Mari LivTollefsonCarlson
“We all lie when we’re cornered…. The irony isn’t lost on me. While I’ve made a career out of uncovering the truth in others, I’ve never faced my own” (222). About to write off the one he thought was the love of his life, the narrator in this longest tale of the collection (a novella also published separately) comes to terms with his own duality - and his capacity to give and receive love. In the first story, which reminds of The Lady in the Van, one neighbor’s drawn out secret allows the narrat ...more
Amy Biddle
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was sucked in from the start, and wholly because of the literary voice. The first story reminded me of Truman Capote. But each story had a slightly unique style, which was refreshing. I did not realize at first that this was a book of short stories. I read the first few stories extremely carefully, waiting for a thread to bring them together. When I realized there was no thread, except for theme, I myself had a lovely revelation. Well done. Not all the characters were likeable, but it was defi ...more
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Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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A Book of Revelations delivers the voyeuristic aspects of social media sans FOMO (fear of missing out) thanks to Burch’s stellar ability to place a reader inside the characters he’s created. His short stories have an epic feel because of his exquisite use of language and penchant for deftly wielding details. (Prepare to be compelled to reread details like “her right blinking flashing as she turned left” multiple times.)

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Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Roxie Prince
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this review and more on my blog at [Roxie Writes].

‘A Book of Revelations’ by A.C. Burch
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5
Finished on October 27, 2017
GIVEN A FREE COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
$2.99 on Kindle | $12.99 in Paperback

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We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves. A Book of Revelations explores the tipping point--when the truth offers liberation and continued self-deception perpetuates the status quo.


MY REVIEW:
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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Melanie
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

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From that review: " A Book of Revelations by A.C. Burch is truly a mixed collection of stories about passion and love of all types. Of all the stories I read, only four are ones I absolutely enjoyed, one I even laughed out loud at.  The others?  I admired them for their writing, and their characters but bittersweet themes or storylines of outright tragedy have never been ones tha
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Alan
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent book that I was pleased to have won in a recent Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I cannot say which was my favourite story as there were a few that I particularly enjoyed. I do like the variation. I shall be watching out for more books by this author. Recommended.
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Anne Urban
It was ok, not my type of book, but it was well written
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A Book of Revelations delivers the voyeuristic aspects of social media sans FOMO (fear of missing out) thanks to Burch’s stellar ability to place a reader inside the characters he’s created. His short stories have an epic feel because of his exquisite use of language and penchant for deftly wielding details. Lately, there’s been no shortage of research on the benefits of reading floating around in the “soundbite-osphere,” everything from reduced stress levels and higher happiness quotie
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Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wondrous collection of short stories. A full range of emotions are explored in these depictions of characters who for one reason or another are at a point in their lives when choices have to be made. Burch's writing is lush and so descriptive that you can feel yourself in the environments he creates. You'll visit and revisit these stories and enjoy them each time; like looking at a painting, you see something new each time. Enjoy!
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A. C. Burch writes LGBT Fiction with an emphasis on characters who face life-changing circumstances with courage, passion, and a sense of humor.

A.C.’s debut novel was The HomePort Journals (Wilde City Press 2015), set in his hometown of Provincetown, Massachusetts. This tale of marginalized characters who unite to form a family of their own received rave reviews and was Authors Talk About It (ATAI
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