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Deborah Levy's "Billy and Girl"
Levy captures the tragedy of rejection through a colorful whirlwind of finely crafted dialogue and imagery. [10-11-99]
— Christy Wegener, WEEKLY ALIBI

'Open Range and Parking Lots'
Virgil Hancock is very good at documenting our everyday downfall, but many images don't pack enough punch. [10-04-99]
— Mary Walling Blackburn, WEEKLY ALIBI

'Broke Heart Blues'
In her 29th novel, Joyce Carol Oates offers a timely and piercing view of American culture. [10-04-99]
— Mladen Baudrand, WEEKLY ALIBI

'Who I Was Supposed To Be'
Stories that will touch, unsettle, and haunt you. [09-27-99]

'The Life I Lead'
Depressing to the point of nausea. [09-27-99]
— Ann Peterpaul, WEEKLY ALIBI

'Run Catch Kiss'
Raw, gritty, thoroughly unappetizing sexual perversity. [09-27-99]
— Abigail Fisher, WEEKLY ALIBI

Large on example and spare on text. [09-27-99]
— Mary Walling Blackburn, WEEKLY ALIBI

'Monkey Food'
A collection of Ellen Forney's wonderful slice-of-life comic strip "I Was Seven in '75." [09-20-99]
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

'El Delirio'
A dry little textbook about two philanthropic patrons of the arts, the sisters Elizabeth and Martha White. [09-20-99]
— Ann Peterpaul, WEEKLY ALIBI

'The Scalpel and the Silver Bear'
A Navajo woman and a surgeon, Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord advocates for more humanized patient care. [09-13-99]
— Dorothy Cole, WEEKLY ALIBI

Historical Romance
Despite brief nods to labor party politics, the suffragette movement and colonial rule, "Cinnamon Gardens" bears all the markings of a historical romance. [09-13-99]
— Mary Walling Blackburn, WEEKLY ALIBI

Memoir of a Cuban Childhood
An unsentimental account of a young girl in the early days of Fidel Castro's regime. [09-07-99]
— Ann Peterpaul, WEEKLY ALIBI

Dorothy Cave's 'Mountains of the Blue Stone'
A fine read for anyone trying to grasp New Mexico's elusive, yet enchanting, mystique. [08-30-99]
— Franchesca Stevens, WEEKLY ALIBI

Betty Fusell's 'The Story of Corn'
Pages of corn fact fun, corn industry history, and the spiritual uses of corn in indigenous cultures. [08-30-99]
— Mary Walling Blackburn, WEEKLY ALIBI

Speed Reader
"Artful Players: Artistic Life in Early San Francisco" by Brigitta Hjalmarson. "Thirteen Tangos for Stravinsky" by Alvaro Cardona-Hine. [08-23-99]

Speed Reader
"Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse" by Les Murray. "Stronger in the Broken Places" by Sheila Cowing. "The Emerald City" by Daniel Willis. "Who's Irish?" by Gish Jen. [08-16-99]
— Mary Walling Blackburn, Dorothy Cole, Ann Peterpaul, A. Sampson, WEEKLY ALIBI

Speed Reader
"Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers" by Philip Gambone. "Solo Variations" by Cassandra Garbus. [08-02-99]
— Michelle Ellis, Jeffrey Lee, WEEKLY ALIBI

Speed Reader
"Home Waters" by Joseph Monninger. "Paris Trance" by Geoff Dyer. [07-19-99]
— San Juanita Garza, Ann Peterpaul, WEEKLY ALIBI

Speed Reader
"Couples and Loneliness" by Nan Goldin. "England, England" by Julian Barnes. [07-05-99]

Speed Reader
"In the Cellar" by Jan Philipp Reemtsma. "Po Man's Child" by Marci Blackman. "American Indian Population Recovery" by Nancy Shoemaker. "The Lake Dreams the Sky" by Swain Wolfe. [06-28-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, Dorothy Cole, J.M. De Biasi, Ken Hunt, Jeffrey Lee, Ann Peterpaul, WEEKLY ALIBI

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