Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Yesterday’s Dead highly recommended by CM Magazine

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A four-star review for Yesterday’s Dead in the January 2012 issue of CM Magazine:

Bourke quietly conveys the impact of the Great War and the Spanish flu on our then fledgling country of just over 8 million people. Many of our ancestors were scarred by these tragedies. Yet the historical elements never overwhelm the human story of Meredith and her friends. Realistic dialogue, skilled pacing and evocative detail bring them to life and make the reader sorry when the novel ends. Yesterday’s Dead truly deserves praise and prizes. Highly Recommended. ****/4

CM Magazine, January 2012

 

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Advance review for Yesterday’s Dead

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Yesterday’s Dead received a great advance review in the Spring Preview issue of Quill & Quire.

“The story’s pacing is pitch-perfect, and Bourke advances the plot at just the right clip. She uses dialogue to great advantage, both as a tool for defining her characters and for introducing differing opinions on the epidemic. Yesterday’s Dead is a well-written story with an engaging protagonist. Both witness and survivor, Meredith pulls readers through the crisis and touches the lives of those around her. Bourke does a great job of calling attention to a brief but important moment in history.”  Quill and Quire, January/February 2012