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Volume III, Issue 39
March 20 - March 27, 2000  

Fiction
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Urban Renewal [3]
E.L. Doctorow sprinkles his novel about a priest's lengthy spiritual struggle, "City of God," with parallels and themes straight from Judeo-Christian texts.
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Lack Of Reason [4]
Suddenly, the lead character of Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" isn't cute so much as silly.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Non-fiction
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Deep Down South [5]
J. L. Chestnut Jr. and Julia Cass's "Black in Selma: The Uncommon Life of J. L. Chestnut, Jr."
— Dorothy Cole, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Homemade Beauty [6]
New books explore the often misunderstood genre of folk art.
— Diann Blakely, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Now What? [7]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

ven if he hadn't been a player in a famous chapter of the American civil rights struggle, J.L. Chestnut's life story would be fun to read. And along the way, Chestnut manages some truly illuminating observations.

Kathleen Ann Goonan's work has been dazzling science fiction fans since 1994's "Queen City Jazz," the first book in what would become known as her Nanotech Quartet.

Never one to work on a small canvas, E.L. Doctorow has now written his own Bible. And like the original, parts of the novel are transcendent and inspired while others feel rote, even suspect.

Also, the follow-up to Helen Fielding's first "Bridget" novel, a group of books on folk art, and more.


Features
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Sunsphere City Solo [2]
Acclaimed sci-fi author Kathleen Ann Goonan specializes in tales of sprawling nanotechnology, informed by firsthand sightings of sprawl in Knoxville, Tennessee.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 
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