V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
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
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.
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
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
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
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
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
Peeking Through Keyholes
Delicious mysteries and secrets abound in this rich tale of a 17th-century Amsterdam bride.
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
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
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
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
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
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
Reel It In …
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
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
Fame and Misfortune
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.