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Volume IV, Issue 10
August 28 - September 11, 2000  

Features
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Dangerous Liaisons [2]
A blind man can see what a good writer Amy Bloom is.
— Marion Winik, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Fiction
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Inside Story [3]
In "A&R," Bill Flanagan offers an often compelling portrayal of the recording industry's unsavory underbelly.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Flashman Returns [4]
"Flashman and the Tiger" finds novelist George MacDonald Fraser's lusty, coarse adventurer Sir Harry Flashman at his womanizing, politically incorrect best.
— Clea Simon, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
True Story: A Novel [5]
Tracking the fortunes and failures of five aspiring stand-up comics of varying ages and talent levels.
— Stuart Wade, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Voices Carry [6]
Dermot Healy's is an astonishing voice, clear as a bell, that rings in the mind for months after you read him.
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Cake Walk [7]
A cool way to pass a hot afternoon.
— Christine Wald-Hopkins, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

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:

my Bloom's easygoing empathy for the situations and characters who inhabit her stories make them an epiphany to read -- and her unfailing wit makes them a pleasure.

"A&R" is the music-industry equivalent of a John Grisham legal thriller, providing a reasonably accurate picture of what goes on behind closed doors.

June Jordan's emerging sense of herself as a "warrior," of being armed and toughened up for a battle, colors every episode of her childhood, from her early memories of the Harlem housing projects to her coming-of-age in a more upscale Brooklyn neighborhood.

Also, the return of Sir Harry Flashman, Bill Maher's first novel, and more.


Non-fiction
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Soldier: A Poet's Childhood [8]
Poets, we like to think, are pacifists at heart, but their lives often give the opposite impression.
— Craig Arnold, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Boogie Rites [9]
Cultural scholars hustle to discover whatever happened to the '70s.
— Jeff Yanc, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


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