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Volume III, Issue 28
January 3 - January 10, 2000  

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Happily Potted [2]
There's enough humor and fantasy in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" to remind us why we started reading novels in the first place.
— Charles Taylor, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
International Affairs [3]
Some of the best non-fiction in 1999 has dealt with explaining the atrocities of war in the 20th century.
— Adam Kirsch, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

From the Archives
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Apocalyptic Visions
What's more fun than the end of the world?
James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY

Status of the Original
BookLab's drive to create art and artistry made it one of the most well-respected book-working facilities in the nation.
Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Swamp Wisdom
Walt Kelley's Pogo comic strip helped define American political culture.
Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Now What? [5]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

he Boston Phoenix checks in with lists of the best in fiction and non-fiction books from the year just past. There's enough reading here to keep you busy for a month of cold and rainy afternoons this winter.

British Journalist John Man has spent many years exploring Mongolia, and he has finally put his experiences in the little-known country into an adventurous and moving book.

And looking back through 1999, we dig out some favorites to fill out our post-holiday offerings:

Non-fiction
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Making Tracks [4]
John Man details the significance of wildlife and wild places in Mongolia.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY


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