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Volume I, Issue 53
June 8 - June 15, 1998  
 
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Knoxville: Summer 1998 [2]
"Knoxville: Summer 1915," by James Agee, is one of the finest pieces of short prose in American literature. Jack Neely provides a timely update to this classic.
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE
 
Paging Mr. Lincoln [3]
Odd findings on the floor of BookExpo America.
— Sam Weller, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Summer Reading
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The Long, Hot Summer [4]
Perfect summer reading from Miss Manners, Richard Dooling, Claire Bloom, Daniel Quinn, Cokie Roberts, Anne Tyler, and many more.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Summer Pickings [5]
A grab bag of new books and some familiar titles new in paperback.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Fiction
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The Price of Impiety [8]
Isaac Bahivis Singer's "Shadows on the Hudson."
— Susan Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Non-fiction
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Remembering Bobby [9]
Amid televised remembrances of Bobby Kennedy's life and death 30 years ago, two books celebrate his accomplishments.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Broad Perspective [10]
"Maverick Women" relates the life tales of 15 women in the frontier U.S.
— Christine Wald-Hopkins, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

ow, this books section sure is loaded with summer variety. James Agee gets updated in this timely take on his "Knoxville: Summer 1915," while an attendee of the recent BookExpo America reports on the disturbing prevalence of kabuki-like mascots. In other summery readings, kick off your flip flops and take a gander at these two summer book guides. Or you could get really summery and read an interview with London obit writer Kate Summerscale. (Check out the chat with author Seamus Deane while you're at it.) There's more literary heat where that came from, so wipe the sand from your eyes and get readin'.


Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader [11]
"The Art of Exile" by Friends of Tibetan Women's Association; "Chicano Art" by Alicia Gaspar de Alba; "Flow Chart" by John Ashbury; "The Falling Boy" by David Long.
— Aaron Emmel, Julie Birnbaum, Brendan Doherty, Blake de Pastino, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Interviews
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Different Strokes 1 [6]
Seamus Deane's "Reading in the Dark" doubles as a mystery-thriller and a coming-of-age saga. An interview with the author.
— Nicholas Patterson, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Different Strokes 2 [7]
In "The Queen of the Whale Cay," London obit writer Kate Summerscale explores the life of a remarkable British eccentric. An interview with the author.
— Nicholas Patterson, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

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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