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V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
The Marble Orchard

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The Ties That Bind

The Marble Orchard

Dark literary thriller The Marble Orchard explores how loyalties can shape a man’s choices—and doom him.
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015

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Radical Quest and Loss

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

One worked from within the establishment while one sought to overthrow it. David Gessner finds a deep love for the American West in the work of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey.
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V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

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The Center of Her Own World

The First Bad Man

The multitalented Miranda July—filmmaker, short story writer and artist—has finally released her first novel, the story of an unexciting woman who learns karate and finds her careful control over life slipping.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

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The Rebel, the Heart and the Liar

When the Doves Disappeared

Nuanced characters enrich this lush story of human connection between a willfully ignorant woman and her Nazi lover.
V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Inanity

Find It In Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore

The heart wants what the heart wants. But probably it wants something with a little more substance than this celebrity vanity project.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

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Awkward in Our Own Skin

Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet

A warm and funny YA novel about finding your true self from Albuquerque author Jenny Ruden.
V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015

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Peeking Through Keyholes

The Miniaturist

Delicious mysteries and secrets abound in this rich tale of a 17th-century Amsterdam bride.
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015

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More Human Than Not

Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers

An ABQ poet’s elegant debut “echoes through bars, beaches and roads.”
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015

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Texts from a Hilarious Mind

Texts From Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

A simple premise—literary characters and authors texting—leads to hilarious results.
V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015

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Perl in the Rough

Easy Street (The Hard Way)

Ron Perlman’s new memoir offers rock-solid wisdom on the movie industry and growing up weird. But maybe skip the end?
V.24 No.1 | 1/1/2015

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Family Lineage and Bathroom Psychotic Breaks

Mexican Eskimo Book 1: Exmikan

A hyper-emotional landscape invigorates this generation-spanning novel of family history, memory and dreams.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014

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Get Lost in a Literary Guia Roji

The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle

Part personal diary and part dark tale of investigative journalism, Francisco Goldman’s memoir twists and turns in a multitude of directions.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014

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Reel It In …

Live Bait

Characters shine in this novel about a small Italian town and the fishing, biking and music that drive its inhabitants.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
All photos by William Mortensen

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Antichrist Superstar

The Command to Look: A Master Photographer's Method for Controlling the Human Gaze

From the ’20s to the ’50s, William Mortensen defied the likes of Ansel Adams to pursue his own erotic and grotesque vision of photography.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Skandalon

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Fame and Misfortune

Skandalon

From the author of graphic novel Blue Is the Warmest Color comes Skandalon, the story of a rock god who comes to loathe his worshippers.