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Volume III, Issue 1
June 28 - July 5, 1999  
 
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Water from the Well [2]
An Interview with Leslie Marmon Silko.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
And Then Some [3]
More dissections of summer reading.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Non-fiction
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Advanced Uncivilization [4]
Mark Mazower's Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Costly Conquests [5]
Adam Hochschild and Sven Lindqvist have produced unsettling, even harrowing books that extend our understanding of dark moments in world history.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The South, in Short [6]
Fans with an ear for NPR, train your eyes on R. Scott Brunner.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Archetype Of Madness [7]
Skal traces the literary and cinematic archetype of the mad-scientist character.
— Jeff Yanc, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Birthday Picks
Drive-By Fiction
Yxta Maya Murray's first novel "Locas" takes a horrifying look at the hellish lives of L.A.'s Echo Park gangbanger women.
— Margaret Regan, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Different Strokes
An interview with Seamus Deane, author of "Reading in the Dark," which doubles as a mystery-thriller and a coming-of-age saga.
— Nicholas Patterson, BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Now What? [10]
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:

eslie Marmon Silko speaks at length about growing up in Laguna Pueblo, Indian history, American life and politics, and -- the closest of all to her heart -- the fine art of telling stories.

Mark Mazower's new book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how Europe sank so deeply into the muck and eventually pulled itself back up again this century, while two other books extend our understanding of dark moments in world history.

Then there's R. Scott Brunner's "patchwork quilt of life in the South" and David Skal's tracing of the literary and cinematic archetype of the mad-scientist character throughout history.

Plus, our Birthday Picks: a book on gangbanger women in L.A. and an interview with Seamus Deane.



Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader [8]

  • "In the Cellar" by Jan Philipp Reemtsma
  • "Po Man's Child" by Marci Blackman
  • "American Indian Population Recovery in the Twentieth Century" by Nancy Shoemaker
  • "The Lake Dreams the Sky" by Swain Wolfe
  • "Coming of Age: Photographs" by Will McBride
  • "God of the Rodeo" by Daniel Bergner
  • "Claire's Classic American Vegetarian Cooking: 225 New and Favorite Homestyle Vegetarian Recipes" by Claire Criscuolo
  • "Full Moon" by Michael Light
 
Off the Bookshelf [9]
  • "I Know This Much Is True" by Wally Lamb
  • "Wandering Time" by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • "Race Rules" by Michael Eric Dyson
  • "Wanting a Child."


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