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V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014

Book Review

Bourbon Snow Cones and Falling Veils

Made to Break

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.

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V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014

Get Lit

When Pop Culture Meets War

Two new novels make New Mexico the testing ground

After warfare

Out There

Via either boy-meets-drone or boy-meets-Gabriel García Márquez, these two novels grapple with difficulties from PTSD to moral choice.

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Book Review

Friendship, Death and Sports

Papers in the Wind

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.

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V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014

Book Review

Man and His Morals

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

One kidnapper. Seven victims. A questioning new novel in dialogue from indie darling Dave Eggers.

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V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

Get Lit

Sunday Best

Artemis Awakening

Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.

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V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014

Book Review

Letters, Lovers and Time Travel

The Light and the Dark

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.

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V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014

Book Review

The Age of Innocence Lost

Kicking the Sky

“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.”

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V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014

Book Review

Apartheid’s Aperture

Double Negative

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.

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V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014

Book Review

The Malvinas Strike Back

The Islands

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.

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V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013

Book Review

Download Real Life Here

The Circle

This week's book review.

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V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013

Feature

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. ...”

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