Alibi V.17 No.6 • Feb 7-13, 2008 

Local Lexicon

For Love and Country

Annie’s Song

Annie's Song

Sabra Brown Steinsiek
Whiskey Creek Pres

When acclaimed Broadway actress Annie Collins Morgan finds herself in need of a roommate, writer Christopher “Kit” Maxwell moves in—in a strictly platonic capacity. Annie and Kit prove to be an unwitting match made in heaven, but can a ghostly encounter at the KiMo Theatre bring them together before it’s too late?

The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings

The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings

KayLynn Deveney and Albert Hastings
Princeton Architectural Press

The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings is a collaboration between photographer KayLynn Deveney and 85-year-old Albert Hastings. While living in Wales, KayLynn regularly photographed Hastings, who gave her handwritten responses to accompany the photos, resulting in an intimate glimpse into one man's life.

A Spy Wears Two Hats

A Spy Wears Two Hats

Philip C. Jackson

Despite being captured by the Yanks, 15-year-old Tommy Miller is determined to stop their general, George McClellan. Using his acting ability, he convinces Union soldiers and leaders he's one of them. But along the way, he changes his goals from killing the Union leader to stopping the war altogether.

El Zarco, The Blue-Eyed Bandit

El Zarco, The Blue-Eyed Bandit

Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, translated by Ronald Christ
Lumen Books

A Mexican classic, El Zarco’s exciting, romantic story marries passion, politics, democracy and desire. The noble love of the Indian hero for his mestiza heroine is pitched against the disastrous pairing of a fair-skinned girl blinded by El Zarco and her hatred of Indians.

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