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'The Double Life of a Rebel' Looks at Poet Arthur Rimbaudnew

This handy, brief biography is published by Atlas & Co. in its continuing series of "Eminent Lives."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  11-21-2008  |  Nonfiction

In New Orleans, Nothing's Easy. Ask Julia

Reed and her husband John searched the Garden District for a house, which they finally found: a Greek Revival at the corner of First and Chestnut -- another New Orleans classic but one in need of mega repairs. And time, according to Reed's The House on First Street, for the real troubles to begin.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  07-07-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Jack Pendarvis Debuts with 'Awesome' Absurditynew

Besides a smattering of high-end literary references, prepare in Awesome to be treated to life's lower end: multiple examples of buggery and flatulence.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  06-27-2008  |  Fiction

Let's Hear It Again for 'Cornbread Nation'new

Featuring stories from around the South, the collection starts off right -- not with a recipe for shrimp and grits too fancy for its own good but with a lovely essay (and menu) by the doyenne of Southern country cooking, the late Edna Lewis.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  06-13-2008  |  Food+Drink

Richard Bausch Looks at Life in Wartimenew

Peace is a short novel, and Bausch writes with the immediacy required -- whether he's describing the raw weather and difficult terrain of Italy or the harsh terms and ugly realities of life in wartime.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  05-16-2008  |  Fiction

History Lessons, Courtesy of Nicholson Baker and Howard Zinnnew

Human Smoke is itself a kind of reference work: a series of short reports -- some only a paragraph long and most of them drawn from newspaper accounts, diaries, documents, letters, memoirs, memos, and public speeches, with Baker doing the assembling and providing the timeline and context.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  04-25-2008  |  Nonfiction

Crunch Timenew

Name your syndrome in the stories of Neil Smith.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  02-22-2008  |  Fiction

Grievous Angelnew

In his meticulously researched biography, David Meyer condemns the romanticized version of Gram Parsons and calls the man himself, by turns, "a pathological liar, an unreliable friend, a narcissistic husband and careless father."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  12-14-2007  |  Nonfiction

Judith Jones Honors Her Muse, Gastereanew

The opening scene in Jones' memoir, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, says it all: Her mother was well into her 90s, and she had one question for her daughter: "Tell me, Judith, do you really like garlic?"
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  11-16-2007  |  Nonfiction

The Big Read Programs Wants You to Read One Booknew

According to a report entitled Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America, issued by the National Endowment for the Arts, reading in America -- literary reading, in the form of novels, short stories, poetry, and plays -- is declining dramatically.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  10-02-2007  |  Books

'Roadwork': Photo Finishnew

The life and times of Tom Wright: just add nitro to glycerin.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  08-27-2007  |  Nonfiction

'Sugarcane Academy': Back to Schoolnew

Michael Tisserand on learning from Katrina.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  08-21-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Grave Thoughtsnew

Jim Harrison's new novel? Bear with me.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  03-05-2007  |  Fiction

No Doubtnew

Nick Hornby discusses books, music and Arsenal.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  03-17-2006  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

A Time To Killnew

Hell breaks loose in Pennsyltucky in Tristan Egolf's third and final novel.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  02-06-2006  |  Fiction

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