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April’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

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Our monthly selection of starred reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books.

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March’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

BlueInk Review

This month’s starred reviews of self-published books from BlueInk Review honor two works of fiction: a dystopian saga and a thriller set in Australia.

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February’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Being Frank about Vietnam

February’s notable reviews of self-published titles include stars for a ‘startling’ memoir about the Vietnam War and a ‘fascinating’ exploration of human rights.

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January’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Angel Hair

This month’s starred reviews of self-published books includes a pair of notable new novels, one about dysfunctional childhood in Western and another about a busy single mother.

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December’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Anvil of God

This month’s starred reviews of self-published books includes a stellar historical novel and a touching memoir of life as a teacher of disadvantaged students.

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November’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

A swansong for beer pong

This month’s starred self-published books of note include a fictional tragedy in pre-colonial Nigeria and a memoir where beer pong meets sado-masochism.

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October’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Too Big to Succeed

Starred BlueInk reviews include a novel about a schizophrenic New Yorker who believes he is Beethoven and a timely look at profiteering in American medicine.

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Graphic Novel “Beirut 1990″ is a Timely, Fresh Treatment of War

Beirut 1990 Snapshots of a Civil War

The new translation of the graphic novel Beirut 1990 is a timely reminder that when it comes to depicting the reality of war, sometimes waiting a while is best.

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David Levithan’s “Two Boys Kissing”: A Masterpiece

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David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing portrays the lives of gay teens observed by forebears who never had the privilege of acceptance. It’s a masterpiece, says our critic.

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September’s Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

The Awakening

September’s starred reviews of self-published books include a collection of spiritualist lectures, an examination of the Andean Q’ero faith, and a pair of compelling novels.

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