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Volume II, Issue 22
November 23 - November 30, 1998  
 
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Media Mix [2]
Barbara Kingsolver is a longtime friend of Antigone Books.
— Margaret Regan, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Moore Is Better [6]
Lorrie Moore's "Birds of America"
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Texas Book Festival Wrap-Up [3]
Reviews of panels and readings from last weekend's festival.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Non-fiction
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Tongue Twisting [4]
In "The Word on the Street," John McWhorter sets about freeing us from the impression that language is a set system, like good posture, that we aspire to with varying degrees of success.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Train Of Tears [5]
Tucson author Alison Moore rides the rails of the Orphan Train.
— Charlotte Lowe, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Fiction
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High Stakes [7]
Author Jim Harrison revisits his last novel.
— Steve Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

his week's articles include two New York Times best sellers, Barbara Kingsolver and Lorrie Moore. Kingsolver is wrapping up her latest booksigning tour at home in Tucson, Arizona while Lorrie Moore talks with Austin Chronicle about her latest, "Birds of America." The Chronicle also gives us a wrap up look at the Texas Book Festival.

Reviewed this week are: "The Word on the Street," by John McWhorter, "Orphan Train" by Alison Moore, "The Road Home " by Jim Harrison, and more in Speed Reader.


Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader [8]
El Camino del Rio by Jim Sanderson, Marking the Sparrow's Fall by Wallace Stenger, Damscus Gate by Robert Stone,Purple Dots by Jim Leher.
— Noah Masterson, Gaylon M. Parsons, Dorthy Cole, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Now What? [9]
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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