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Zen Mama
In "MotherKind", Jayne Anne Phillips's rich language lacks narrative momentum. [06-05-00]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Personal Politics
Mohsin Hamid's debut novel, "Moth Smoke," is set in Pakistan, but the contemporary story will be recognizable to Western readers. [05-15-00]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Urban Renewal
E.L. Doctorow sprinkles his novel about a priest's lengthy spiritual struggle, "City of God," with parallels and themes straight from Judeo-Christian texts. [03-20-00]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Right Stuff
Alice Elliott Dark's rich characterization and psychological insight drives her first collection of short stories, "In The Gloaming." [02-21-00]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Culinary Oscars
From soufflés to butter cookies, 1999 was a defining year for practical and well-written cookbooks. [12-28-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A Place At The Table
Michael Downing's "Breakfast with Scot" in an introspective tale about two gay men made uncomfortable by the presence of an undeniable sissy. [11-15-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

As Time Goes By
The strength of David Huddle's new novel, "The Story of a Million Years," lies in his characters' ability to surprise us by rising above their flaws and the flaws of those they love. [11-08-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Waiting for the Flames
Six years after the fire at Waco, David Koresh's followers are actively recruiting new converts, and Congress is asking whether the FBI set the fire, but that's not the most important question. [09-20-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Innocence Lost
Nancy Huston's "The Mark of an Angel" turns a terrible truth into a work of art. [09-20-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Well Wed
In "What Is Marriage For?" E.J. Graff embraces a notion that will push buttons on the left and the right: marriage is good for the individual, even the gay individual. [08-02-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Millennial Mess
Andrei Codrescu's second novel, "Messiah," is a good metaphor for the problems with millennial hype: nothing short of the end of the world can live up to it. [04-05-99]
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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