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Building a Better Map
Two books look at homosexuality in culture--one tackling gay themes in art, the other looking at what it means to be gay in the South. [12-20-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Moanin' the Blues
Memoirs from African American women offer compelling narratives. [12-13-99]
— Diann Blakely, NASHVILLE SCENE

Mysteries of Life
Ruth Rendell clues readers into literate, streamlined mysteries. [12-07-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

God's Favorite Creatures
New title gives the ubiquitous cockroach its due. [11-29-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Star Power
Fascinating new book reveals the many sides of the late Carl Sagan. [11-08-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Learning Process
Regional university presses offer stimulation for the eye and brain. [11-01-99]
— Diann Blakely, NASHVILLE SCENE

Off the Wall
Humorist P.S. Wall offers her skewed view on life and love. [10-25-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Well-Versed
How should we read poetry? Let us count the ways... [10-18-99]
— Diann Blakely, NASHVILLE SCENE

Peaceful Fighters
Four Nashville women join forces to speak honestly and courageously about breast cancer. [10-04-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Making Time
James Gleick ponders the acceleration of our civilization. [09-27-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Tales of the City
David Gates' short stories dig into the lives of isolated suburbanites. [09-07-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

A Way With Words
A recently reissued collection of short stories by Caroline Gordon, exquisite Southern Writer. [08-30-99]
— Charles Wyrick, NASHVILLE SCENE

A Happy Marriage
Two for the books--BookMan, the beloved used bookstore, finds a soulmate in BookWoman. [08-16-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Fully Developed
Josh Russell's "Yellow Jack" is historical fiction of impressive depth. [08-09-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Making Connections
James Burke makes wise connections between all sorts of information in "The Knowledge Web." [08-02-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

In the Details
Paula Fox's "Desperate Characters" is back in reissue and is well worth a second (or first) look. [07-26-99]
— Michael Simms, NASHVILLE SCENE

Black, White, and Blue
Three new books tackle thorny racial issues in jazz. [07-19-99]
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE

Far From Home
A moving memoir from Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer. [06-21-99]
— Charles Wyrick, NASHVILLE SCENE

Rules of Engagement
New releases from Diane Ackerman and Diane Leslie. [06-14-99]
— Michael Sims, Charles Wyrick, and Diann Blakely, NASHVILLE SCENE

Dogfight
Two authors square off, canine teeth bared. [05-24-99]
— Charles Wyrick, NASHVILLE SCENE

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