V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
Bourbon Snow Cones and Falling Veils
Tragic and transformative, Made to Break by debut novelist D. Foy focuses on a group of self-absorbed, drug-addled friends on an ill-advised trip to the country.
Made to Break
V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
When Pop Culture Meets War
Two new novels make New Mexico the testing ground
Via either boy-meets-drone or boy-meets-Gabriel García Márquez, these two novels grapple with difficulties from PTSD to moral choice.
Friendship, Death and Sports
This humorous novel of soccer, love and loss follows a group of buddies who try to remain tight in the wake of their close friend’s death.
Papers in the Wind
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Man and His Morals
One kidnapper. Seven victims. A questioning new novel in dialogue from indie darling Dave Eggers.
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Artemis AwakeningWhether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Letters, Lovers and Time Travel
Shiskin is considered that country’s greatest living novelist. The Light and the Dark may not be as long as some of the Russian classics, but it is as large in its scope. It’s by turns engaging, confusing and erudite.
The Light and the Dark
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
The Age of Innocence Lost
“I can pinpoint the very moment it all started to change, when the calm broke: when news that twelve-year-old Emanuel Jaques had disappeared spread through our neighborhood in the whispered prayers of women returning from Mass.”
Kicking the Sky
V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.
V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
The Malvinas Strike Back
Just pages into Argentinian author Carlos Gamerro’s sprawling, genre-bending novel The Islands, we meet one of the most chilling and repulsive characters in contemporary literature.
V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
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V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
The Other Lodgers
A tale of supernatural terror“In order to take that train,” said Colonel Levering, sitting in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, “you will have to remain nearly all night in Atlanta. That is a fine city, but I advise you not to put up at the Breathitt House, one of the principal hotels. ...”