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Volume II, Issue 2
July 6 - July 13, 1998  
 

Fiction
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Widow's Walk [2]
John Irving explains the nonlinear creative process that produced his surprisingly linear new novel, "A Widow for One Year."
— Nicholas Patterson, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Going, Going, Gone [3]
A review of Mark Childress's "Good for Gone".
MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Estranged New World [4]
Pagan Kennedy's "The Exes" marries love and music but divorces the rock-and-roll fantasy.
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Non-fiction
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Crashing the Party [5]
Michele Mitchell's "A New Kind of Party Animal".
— Angie Drobnic, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Naturalist's Selections [6]
Essayist Stephen Bodio shows us the inner life of a natural man-himself.
— Mona Mort, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Queen Of Destiny [7]
Marion Barbara Carstairs, who adopted the nickname "Joe," was a figure of wondrous eccentricity. She's the subject of a biography by Kate Summerscale.
— Stephan Faris, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Virgin Territory [8]
"A Heavenly Place," by "Christian rocker" Jaci Velasquez, is your basic teen confessional, with the usual sexual longing and an unusual amount of cutesy religious sentiment.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [11]
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

eekly Wire's Book section is bursting this week with nutritious goodness! Get comfortable and dig in.

Anytime John Irving publishes, it's news. This week's the Boston Phoenix's Nicholas Patterson talks to Irving about his new one, "A Widow For One Year". Irving shares some of his writing methods and offers some insight in the "Widow"'s main character, Ruth Cole.

But if Irving doesn't get you, try out Pagan Kennedy's rock 'n roll novel, "The Exes", or Mark Childress's "Good For Gone."

Cruising in the Non-Fiction area we've got reviews of Kate Summerscale's biography of Marion Barbara Carstairs, "The Queen of Whale Cay" or Christian rocker, Jaci Valasquez's "A Heavenly Place".

Any poetry fans out there? Don't miss the review of Joseph Lease's "Human Rights".

Weekly Alibi provides some killer mini-reviews in Speed Reader. Yum.


Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader [10]
"Another Day in Paradise" by Eddie Little; "The Edge of the Bed" by Lisa Palac; "Visual Piety" by David Morgan; "There Are No Accidents" by Robert H. Hopcke.
— Noah Masterson, Todd Meigs, Brendan Doherty, Blake de Pastino, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Poetry
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Lease On Life [9]
In "Human Rights," poet Joseph Lease makes poems breathable, sayable, and new.
— Catherine A. Salmons, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


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