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Volume IV, Issue 2
July 3 - July 10, 2000  

Fiction
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Earnest Alms [2]
Ondaatje's latest novel explores the nature of truth and humanity.
— Christine Wald-Hopkins, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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An Immense World of Delight [3]
It used to be a commonplace of moralists that man was the only creature to slaughter his own kind. But kind is slaughtered by kind routinely among ants, salamanders, and, as any child can tell you, guppies.
— Roger Gathman, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Made For Walking [4]
Rebecca Solnit hits the road with "Wanderlust: A History of Walking."
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Lincoln Log [5]
In "Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial," John Evangelist Walsh reveals that Honest Abe wasn't so honest after all.
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

nil's Ghost" is Michael Ondaatje's fourth novel, but it reflects his work as a poet. Ostensibly about civil war in Sri Lanka, it also concerns family relations, identity, spirituality, the nature of truth, the nature of remembrance, and the redemptive power of art.

A quartet of books about nature -- including man -- run the gamut from breezy mysticism to dense descriptions of the sensory worlds of other creatures.

Casting a consideration of mortal experience through the medium of humankind's perambulations, in Rebecca Solnit's "Wanderlust."

Plus, a not-so Honest Abe.


Now What? [6]
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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