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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.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013

Book Review

Overexposed Polyamorous Photographer

Found Objects

At first, the ménage à trois is a mutually satisfying arrangement. But ...

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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013

Book Review

Memory is a Fickle Companion

Sanctuary Line

The memories of narrator Liz Crane, a 40-year-old entomologist, form the basis of a richly woven story of several generations.

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V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013

Book Review

It All Starts and Ends and Starts Again

The Lowland

The Lowland, Jhumpha Lahiri’s first novel in ten years, continually plays with the question of origin.

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Book Review

Found in Translation

Spain's Great Untranslated

Spain’s Great Untranslated is a new anthology that deals with issues as disparate as terrorism, love, grief and addiction, styles range from the darkly comic to the starkly tragic.

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V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
Winter of the Metal People

Book Review

Gold and Souls

Winter of the Metal People

A novel of the bloody events that followed the arrival of Coronado’s advance expedition as it barreled through the Southwest.
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V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013

Book Review

Drifting Toward the Surface

A Marker to Measure Drift

Jacqueline walks the beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea every day, watching tourists sunbathe, but she also battles constant hunger and a horrific past.

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V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013

Culture Shock

He’s got character, enigmatically simple and dance dance la revolución

He’s got character

Get an art-smart jump on your week with Culture Shock. Khaled Hosseini reads, clay artist Andrew Van Assche’s new show opens and Festival Flamenco Internacional dances onstage.

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V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011

Feature

Romancing the Novel

My snootiness was in full flower as I drove to the Esther Bone Memorial Library in Rio Rancho. I was on my way to a panel discussion featuring three New Mexico-based romance writers: Celeste Bradley, Doranna Durgin and Alice Duncan. It didn’t help that I was stressing out about being late to something I’d already decided wouldn’t teach me anything. They’re not for serious people, I thought. They aren’t real books. I pulled into the parking lot and hurried into the building. Although full of preconceptions, I secretly harbored a small flame of hope that someone would redeem the genre for me.

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Feature

Confessions of a Genre Virgin

From shirtless cowboys to eighteenth-century courtesans, the Alibi gets down and dirty with the scintillating world of romance novels. And yeah, it’s our first time.

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