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Volume III, Issue 46
May 8 - May 15, 2000  

Features
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Myth, Blood, and Ink [2]
The debate over the de la Peña diary, which suggests that Alamo legend Davy Crockett was executed by Santa Anna and not in the heat of battle, shows a genuine passion for how the story of Texas is written.
— David Garza, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Fishing for a Hook [3]
Checking in with "Girl's Guide" author Melissa Bank.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Fiction
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Not-So-Sweet and Lo [4]
They say imitation is the finest form of flattery, but what if it's a poorly constructed rip-off?
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Non-fiction
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Suburban Burden [5]
Welcome to suburbia, the modern no-man's-land of the soul.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Man of Letters [6]
Volume of Robert Penn Warren's letters offers a revelatory glimpse into his early years.
— Diann Blakely, NASHVILLE SCENE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

cholars and scientists have been arguing over the authenticity -- and the accuracy -- of the diary of a Mexican soldier who reports that Davy Crockett did not die at the Alamo, but was captured and executed by Santa Anna's troops.

The run-of-the-mill suburb of today, suggests a provocative new book, is a featureless and spirit-killing congeries of look-alike houses and dead-end lanes, a "landscape that is largely devoid of places worth caring about."

"Cheaply florid" are among the words used to describe a "rip-off" of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel "Lolita."

Also, checking in with "Girl's Guide" author Melissa Bank, the letters of Robert Penn Warren, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Reading List [7]
The cure for bestselleritis.
— Don DeGrazia, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Now What? [8]
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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