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7 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Micheners the Name by Robert Vavra

Photos reveal private side of James Michener.

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7 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

Dancing to Almendra by Mayra Montero

Dancing to Almendra author plays with the reader by mixing true events of Cuba in the `50s with imaginary ones.

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Meat Puppet Cabaret by Steve Beard

Right up your alley if experimental fiction with a sci-fi bent is your bag. Otherwise, you're in for a bumpy ride.

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My Reality Check Bounced! by Jason Ryan Dorsey

Dorsey has never met a cliché he can't embrace.

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War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today by Max Boot

Someone who is keenly interested in the bigger implications of the strategies and tactics of the war on terror is Max Boot, one of today's most astute observers of RMA, Pentagon-speak for the Revolution in Military Affairs.

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1 Feb 2007 // 9:02 PM

Spit Baths by Greg Downs

Characters in Greg Downs' short stories have lost their way, with love elusive and hope nearly gone.

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1 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Daniel Isnt Talking by Marti Leimbach

The author's own experience with an autistic child clearly translates to her work.

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1 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Surveillance by Jonathan Raban

Surveillance explores real, imagined problems of homeland security.

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31 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Covering by Kenji Yoshino

"Covering" is the demand "to tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream." As Yoshino puts it, we are at a transitional moment in how Americans discriminate.

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Murder City by Michael Lesy

Chicago was a city that appeared to outright celebrate murder.

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30 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties by Robert Stone

Lazy, hazy recollections of the '60s hold little insight.

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Underground by Andrew McGahan

Of course, realism and plausibility are not as essential when a novel has some kind of allegorical significance. Which Underground does not.

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29 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Boeing Versus Airbus by John Newhouse

The fight for supremacy between two aircraft-making giants.

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28 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Book of Dave by Will Self

Divinity has become "Davinity," souls are "fares," and people greet each other with the salutation "Ware2, guv?"

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28 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer

Who needs another book on Hitler? Even one by Norman Mailer?

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25 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man by Claire Tomalin

Thomas Hardy's history, contradictions, now seem less obscure.

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The K Street Gang by Matthew Continetti

Just because government is not as efficient as it could be, is in fact corrupt and slothful and in some cases criminally inefficient, does not mean that the institution of government is wholly destructive.

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24 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman

A troubled family struggles toward redemption in Alice Hoffman's 'Skylight Confessions'.

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24 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Born To Run by Eric Meola

It's been a very, very nice season for Bruce freaks.

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The Mathematics of Love by Emma Darwin

Emma Darwin has smart genes, to be sure, being a great great granddaughter of that Darwin, but she doesn't deploy them well.

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