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  • Chimamanda Adichie: The London Guardian asked a group of writers what books they have enjoyed reading on their journeys. Chimamanda Adichie said this about Unburnable:
  • Nicholas Laughlin, editor of Cariban Review of Books: Nicholas and Marie-Elena chat about the writing process, and balancing family life with literary endeavours.
  • Black Issues Book Review by Denise M. Doig: In her debut novel, John is, in one word, superb.
  • Altitude Magazine by Dr. Diana Loxley: Dr. Diana Loxley reviews Unburnable, a first novel from Marie-Elena John, one of the Caribbean's most recent literary talents.
  • Author Unleashes Myriad Realities by Joanne C. Hillhouse, The Daily Observer: Marie-Elena John did not set out to write a great work of literature. So she says. Nor is she a writer in the idealistic sense, one compelled to write...
  • Caribbean Travel and Life: Beach Read: Dominica in Depth...the pervasive role that Dominica's history plays in the story makes the book extraordinary.
  • Evangeline: One of the first book clubs to read Unburnable was kind enough to take careful notes, and to email them to me.
  • Unforgettable Fire: Dr. Jane Bryce reviews Unburnable -- in depth -- for Caribbean Review of Books
  • Reader Reviews from Amazon: Some readers wrote such lovely things in their Amazon reviews; thought I'd reproduce them here and say "thanks!"
  • Half of a Yellow Sun: This isn't a review of Unburnable -- it's a review I wrote for Black Issues of a novel I loved, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie.
  • Island women visionaries: women writers enhancing the Caribbean literary canon: Article in Black Issues Book Review by Clarence Reynolds
  • Essence Magazine - Patricks Picks for 2006 - A Dazzling Debut: The mother figure in life will be absorbed with Unburnable (Amistad $23.95).
  • Library Journal – by Eleanor J. Bader: The psychological damage caused by not knowing one's personal history comes center stage in John's alluring debut.
  • Upscale Magazine by Kim Allison Backer: Race, class, mysterious locales and family secrets combine and conflict in Unburnable (Harper Collins, $23.95).
  • Literate Nubian - Interview with Marie-Elena John by Justin Adewale Collins: Born and raised in Antigua, Marie-Elena John wasn’t considering a writing career when she left her Caribbean island for New York’s City College.
  • Caribbean Beat - by Jane Bryce: Unburnable is the first novel by young Antiguan writer Marie-Elena John...by turns a love story, a romantic thriller, and a historical romance...
  • The Trinidad Guardian - Burning Up the Book Shelves, by Dalia King: Marie-Elena John is a busy woman.
  • Houston Style Magazine - by Terri Schichenmeyer: Anyone who's survived a childhood with bumps and bruises inside and out knows that kids can be cruel.
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