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Volume IV, Issue 7
August 7 - August 14, 2000  

Fiction
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Western Fiction [2]
This anthology is something of a mess, but it does have editor Larry McMurtry's unrelenting push to demythologize the region.
— Dick Holland, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Father's Story [3]
"An Obedient Father," by Akhil Sharmain, in which he follows a Pakistani man through his life.
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
"Blind" Leading [4]
Stories that are the backbone of modern, nontraditional family life, proving that blood may be thicker than water, but it's not as strong as hope--or blind determination.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Forbidden Fruit [5]
Charles Baxter's latest novel is testament to the illusory nature of love.
— J. Uschuk, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [9]
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:

  new collection of western fiction edited by Larry McMurtry is as notable for the authors and works it leaves out as it is for anything included.

You can trace the fiction vein Akhil Sharma works back through Hemingway, Joyce, and Henry James to Flaubert.

If you can stomach the unfairness of fleeting beauty and aren't hungry for a neat little happy ending, a new book of short stories from Amy Bloom may fit the bill.

Also, a feast of love, nature photos from Tennessee, and more.


Non-fiction
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One for the Road [6]
Not really a book about taking trips along specific roads but another Proustian journey along the trails in Larry McMurtry's varied past.
— Mark Busby, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Natural State [7]
Howard Baker and John Netherton team up for pleasing book of outdoor photographs.
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Look Out [8]
"Tower" is a highly charged spiritual memoir, in the course of which Bill Henderson rekindles faith, not only in God but also in himself.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

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