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Nothing is wasted in She of the Mountainsnew

Vivek Shraya's new novel is an exploration of bisexual love
VUE Weekly  |  Chris Chang-Yen Phillips  |  09-25-2014  |  Fiction

The Bluest Eyes and Obama's legacynew

Toni Morrison's fiction shows there might be more to Washington dysfunction that straight politics.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  09-30-2013  |  Fiction

The Fiction Issue: The Earth Will Swallow Younew

An embarrassment of literary riches. That's how Alissa Nutting characterized Cleveland's writing scene. And it's true. There are riches for everyone if you know where to look and are curious enough to take a peek.
Cleveland Scene  |  Mary Doria Russell, Kevin P. Keating, Thrity Umrigar, James Renner, Dan Chaon, Daniel Wessler Riordan, Alissa Nutting, Chris Drabick and Megan Erwin  |  09-26-2013  |  Fiction

Seasons of Migration: Arab Spring Perspectivenew

From the grave, literary icon Tayeb Salih deftly elucidates the underlying social forces propelling the Arab Spring conflicts.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  08-08-2013  |  Fiction

Six Days of the Condornew

James Grady's 1974 pop thriller has some striking similarities to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  05-21-2013  |  Fiction

Criminal activity drives Terra McVoy's latest novelnew

Local young adult novelist takes a dark, illicit turn with her fifth novel
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Laura Straub  |  05-02-2013  |  Fiction

Lee on Literature: The Awakeningnew

How the 1899 literary classic The Awakening by Kate Chopin relates to the reform challenges faced by the new Pope Francis I.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  04-22-2013  |  Fiction

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydenew

How industrialization helped to foster the compartmentalization of "good" and "evil," a duality that continues to challenge modern figures such as James Holmes and Oscar Pistorius.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  03-14-2013  |  Fiction

Paucity of Plotnew

Despite strong characters, the journey in 'Hard to Have Heroes' is woefully discombobulated.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bobby Carlson  |  12-05-2012  |  Fiction

Halloween brings three terrifying tomes to die fornew

Due to social obligations that include handing out gift coupons and checking apples for needles, Halloween is perhaps best handled by just being haunted by a book.
San Antonio Current  |  Roberto Ontiveros  |  10-26-2012  |  Fiction

Storm of Steelnew

Recognizing military transformations and their importance was a powerful lesson presented by Ernst Junger in his 1920 World War I memoir, Storm of Steel, a lesson that contemporary American leaders should carefully consider.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  10-22-2012  |  Fiction

Drugs and Prophecynew

Tucsonan Darrell James brings back Del Shannon for a Sonoran adventure.
Tucson Weekly  |  Christine Wald-Hopkins  |  10-17-2012  |  Fiction

Revisiting Vonnegut's Player Pianonew

You got to hand it to Kurt Vonnegut: he predicted the destructive power of automation over 60 years ago, a warning that is applicable today.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  10-01-2012  |  Fiction

Imagery and Colornew

Janet McAdams' debut novel offers poetic flourishes, but it still reads like a debut novel
Tucson Weekly  |  Nick Depascal  |  09-05-2012  |  Fiction

Lee on Literature: Atlas Shruggednew

Ayn Rand's 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged, articulates an essential, underlying divergence in philosophy between Democrats and Republicans and helps explain the current, bitter political disharmony.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  08-30-2012  |  Fiction

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