• Awards & Reviews

Awards

2016 Grand Prize from Authors Talk About It – The HomePort Journals
Rainbow Award, 2015, Runner Up Best Gay Debut for The HomePort Journals

Kirkus Recommended Review 2016 & Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorite 2017 A Book of Revelations

5-star review and Recommended by for A Book of Revelations – US Review of Books 2016
5-star review, Top Pick, and Novel of the Year nomination for A Book of Revelations – Underground Book Reviews 2016

Reviews

The HomePort Journals

Last Chance

A Book of Revelations

“Evocative, funny, and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco.”

William J. MannAuthor, Tinseltown

“Burch’s exquisite descriptions of Provincetown bring the cape to life, and the more he reveals about the delightfully crotchety Dorrie and Lola and the effervescent, tragic Helena, the more captivating they become.”

Kirkus Reviews

“This is a literary work of exceptional merit. It is epic in nature, yet intensely intimate in execution, gorgeously rendered in exquisite detail, and told with heart-felt honesty. It bears a message of hope and love, compassion and tolerance, of simple joys and overcoming the roadblocks life sometimes thrusts in your path…. I loved The HomePort Journals, unreservedly, and give it my highest recommendation.”

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“Seductive, twisted, and highly engrossing, Last Chance might be a quick read but it certainly packs a punch with Burch quickly getting into the psychology of his characters.  Containing all the expected elements of the genre, but in a tightly clipped, more economical style; his story is refreshingly free of clichés, existing not just for itself but to provide an arena for the personalities at play. When it comes to the dialogue he has a fine ear for nuance, delivering far more than the typical semi-parody of life found in most fiction. He makes us feel that these are the words of real people trying to reveal or conceal themselves in extraordinary circumstances.”

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“‘Last Chance’ was nominally a mystery, yet it unfolded as a character study and a challenge, with no safety net and few guideposts to point the way forward. The author dazzles the reader with subterfuge, then strips away the mask, revealing harsh choices that touch on every level of who and what that character is.”

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“Burch weaves a collection of crackerjack plot twists in which unlikely heroes seize the day.”

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“A Book of Revelations delivers on its promise. It will surprise, sadden, delight, shock, and most likely bring you to tears more than once. It is a tour de force of masterful storytelling, exquisite wordsmithing and penetrating insights into those forced to live out their lives on the periphery of acceptance, never quite measuring up. It also offers hope and those gentle lessons that remind us we are all more than we seem, to others, but mostly to ourselves.”

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“A. C. Burch is a quintessential observer, but without the distance that might leave the writing cold.  Instead, Burch takes on voices – that of old women, young men, sex-crazed and sex-craven.  We are touched by these players at the margins, artfully rendered by chapter illustrations that suit in their whimsy and wry lines.  This unforgettable cast invites us to meet them “my life on my terms” (203).  Think of it as less a threat than one of the several dinner invitations extended throughout the book.  Black-tie, or black gown – or both! – 8pm; be there or be square!”

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“Each story draws readers into continuums of isolation and connection, introspection and expression, confusion and lucidity as its characters stumble and soar toward finding and claiming their own voices.”

Yvonne LiebleinUS Review of BooksRead More

“From the usual to the unusual, the rendering of the bubbling lives of these people will entice you from start to finish, for there is not a weak story among them.”

Carol AndersonUnderground Book ReviewsRead More