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Volume II, Issue 48
May 24 - June 1, 1999  
 
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Book Tour Confidential [2]
Meditation upon the pomp, ceremony, the crowds, and the occasional sound of crickets in an 18-city book tour.
— Carol Dawson, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Book Learnin' [3]
Book Expo America is about more than the cocktail parties that surround it—but only a little.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Dispatches [4]
War correspondent turned novelist Ward Just minds his manners.
— Peter Kadzis, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Fiction
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Dogfight [5]
Two authors square off, canine teeth bared.
— Charles Wyrick, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
All in the Family [6]
Think you've got problems? Consider the Halfords, that family at the center of Pat Barker's new novel, "Another World."
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Square-Peg Scribe [7]
Surely the pickings aren't so slight as to require the inclusion of O'Nan in Granta Review's list of the "20 Best American Writers Under 40."
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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Expanding Democracy [8]
Morton J. Horwitz's "The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice."
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Now What? [12]
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:

t every book's advent comes much ritual and ceremony, launch parties, merry-making, and reviews, and, the greatest of these, the book tour.

Book Expo America is about more than the cocktail parties that surround it--but only a little.

For half his life now, Ward Just has quietly plumbed the psyche of a largely Washington-centric world, at home and abroad.

Paul Auster and John Berger have both written novels that are narrated from a dog's point of view. To further cinch the knot, both dogs accompany a homeless character.

Also, Pat Barker's new novel, a critique of Stewart O'Nan, a look at the Warren Court, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Book Reviews [9]

  • "My Grandfather's Finger" by Edward Swift
  • "Alamo Heights: A Novel" by Scott Zesch
  • "Best Texas Writing 1" edited by Joe Ahearn and Brian Clements
 
Off the Bookshelf [10]
  • "Jonathan Swift: A Portrait" by Victoria Glendinning
  • "Tina Modotti" by Pino Cacucci
  • "Slackjaw" by Jim Knipfel
  • "Sinatraland" by Sam Kashner
 
Speed Reader [11]
  • "About a Boy" by Nick Hornby
  • "Birthday Letters" by Ted Hughes


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