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The Biological Bond

The Biological Bond is the story of Rebecca Martinson who meets the daughter she gave away for adoption when the girl develops aplastic anemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. This could have been a very interesting plot, but it ended up anemic instead. Sam Winslow and his wife had adopted ...

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Fire and Ice

One of my favorite novellas of all time is Anne Avery's A Dance on the Edge. Unfortunately, the poignancy and emotion of that work was nowhere to be found in Fire and Ice, the story of a young woman in the Depression era who returns home in search of her mother's legacy and finds herself plunged bac ...