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Author, Alexandra Johnson shares 'The Fourth String' blurb

Michael Palmer - Friday, November 23, 2018

We're proud to share that Alexandra Johnson, author of The Hidden Writer has shared her blurb on Janet Pocorobba's upcoming memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me  Read More

Author, Rachel Manley shares her thoughts on 'The Fourth String'

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 24, 2018

We are still months away from the publication of Janet Pocorobba's The Fourth String, but we've received wonderful words about the book from the literary world. Rachel Manley, author of Drumblair trilogy and recepient of Canada's Governor General's Award for Literature has weighed in!  Read More

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