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Volume II, Issue 43
April 19 - April 26, 1999  
 
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History Lessons [2]
Harold Evans on a life in print and the making of Americans.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Personal Effects [3]
Personal memoirs have evolved into a dominant literary genre distinct from autobiography and traditional memoirs, which tend to be less self-analytical and more invested in the literary resurrection of a time and place.
— Stacy Bush, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Fiction
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High Society [4]
Venetia Murray's "An Elegant Madness" documents the absurd excesses of 18th-century England.
— Charles Davis, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Ho-hum Hummingbird [5]
Patricia Henley's "Hummingbird House."
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Off Point [6]
In "Various Voices," a new collection of writings by Harold Pinter, the author's stridency too often clouds his message.
— Eric Grode, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Non-fiction
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The Darkness Of Memory [7]
Three books shed some light on isolated little Kosovo's bloody, brutal history.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Revisiting Infamy [8]
The UA Press reissues Robert Houston's historical novel 'Bisbee '17', 20 years to the month after the book's initial release.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

ward winning editor Harold Evans has spent 50 years plus in publishing. His latest project is "The American Century," a coffee-table book that contains close to a thousand rare photos covering culture in the United States from 1889 to 1989. Memphis Flyer's Leonard Gill grabs a chat with Evans in "History Lessons."

Austin Chronicle's Stay Bush takes a fascinating look at the proliferation of memoirs on today's bookshelves. Complex, sometimes out of context, and incredibly compelling, find out what makes the genre tick in "Personal Effects."


Mini Reviews
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Off the Bookshelf [9]

  • "The Things We Do to Make It Home" by Beverly Gologorksy
  • "Goldman Sachs" by Lisa Endlich
  • "Trouble in July" by Erskine Caldwell

Speed Reader [10]
  • "Darkness Visable" by William Golding
  • "For the Time Being" by Annie Dillard

Now What? [11]
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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