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V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
Calypso
courtesy Of Little, Brown And Company

Book Review

It's Complicated

David Sedaris' latest, Calypso, is both great and maddening

Calypso

When he's at his best in Calypso, David Sedaris is—without too many jokes—revealing parts of himself that are hard to look at.
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
The New Farm

Book Review

Finding Success on The New Farm

A memoir of a (profitable) organic farm

The New Farm: Our Ten Years at the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution

In The New Farm, Brent Preston gives his account of moving out to the country to start a farm, doing it successfully and creating a model that could help countless other small farmers build their business.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
More With Less
courtesy of the publisher

Cookbook Review

More With Less

Jodi Moreno’s first cookbook combines whole foods and big flavor

More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple

More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple is more of a “how to cook” book than a list of recipes, and good for someone who follows a largely whole foods and vegetarian diet, but who doesn’t want to sacrifice flavor.
V.27 No.15 | 4/12/2018

Book Review

Beyond Ink and Whiskey

Leslie Jamison's newest work is full of feeling and analysis that leads the way to truth

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

The heart of Leslie Jamison's The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath is the grip of alcohol, its reputation as the literary choice of romantic self-destruction. It's not so much the substance itself so much as “the surplus of mystical properties” that people assign to it.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
The House of Broken Angels

Book Review

Magic in the Medium

Luis Urrea's novel works moving literary feats

The House of Broken Angels

The House of Broken Angels is a tremendous work—full of joy, yes, but regret, too—capable of humor typed right on to the page with phrases that will provoke tears.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Neon in Daylight

Book Review

New York Moments

Neon in Daylight finds a story for the directionless

Neon in Daylight

Neon in Daylight is a New York story, and ever-lurking, edgy side of the city inserts itself into the story as though it were a character as vital as any human one.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017

Book News

Print's Not Dead

A short list of the year's best books

Maggie Grimason tells of the individuals, and associated reads, which stood out in 2017.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017

Author Interview

Slant Truths

Erin Adair-Hodges' poetry distills experience into verse

Erin Adair-Hodges has a knack for making the particular resonate on a universal pitch, as in one of the opening poems in her first collection, Let's All Die Happy, where she writes of childbirth, “I held him, spent, and knew then there are no truths,/just lungs that labor to form a breath, each one/knocking into the next, until/long trains of them/move a body along, which seems to/need explaining.”
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
In in Water

Book Review

From Ink Black to Paper White

Graphic novel Ink in Water doesn't shy away from the hard stuff

Lacy J. Davis gives structure to her life in meaningful ways in her new graphic novel Ink in Water.
V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
Riley Mitchell
courtesy of the artist

Book Review

Into the Unknown

Investigate the paranormal through the pages of Riley Mitchell's book

The Essential Paranormal Bucket List

The Essential Paranormal Bucket List rounds up paranormal wonders from the world over.
V.26 No.39 | 9/28/2017
You build walls, we build ladders
Callum Bondy

Book News

One Life, One Sentence

Literary project makes a stop in ABQ

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat continues a collection of sentence-long stories, this time tackling migration.
V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017

Author Interview

Staycations

Writer’s work provides a roadmap to New Mexico

Eco-Travel New Mexico offers advice that responsible travelers need to plan a trip which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people.
V.26 No.37 | 9/14/2017
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Book Review

Getting to Know Samantha Irby

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life inspires the desire to ... meet in real life

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Samantha Irby's varied collection of essays makes the topics truly felt, accessible to all and approached with unflinching realness.
V.26 No.31 | 8/3/2017
Buckskin Cocaine

Book Review

New Mexico After Dark

The high desert underworld of Buckskin Cocaine

Buckskin Cocaine

There is a particular emotional distance with which each character is held, until the moment when zooming in close and revealing vulnerability will be most wrenching.
V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017

Author Interview

10 Questions for Melinda Snodgrass

Let's get to know local literary master Melinda Snodgrass a little better.
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