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Quiver by Stephanie Spinner

Stephanie Spinner's 'Quiver' is not just a good book for young readers, it's a stepping stone to Greek mythology.

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23 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Ice Cream Headache by James Jones

The works of James Jones should be required reading in time of impending war.

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23 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Bombay-London-New York by Amitava Kumar

Indian fiction, long confined to the coffee tables of Indian expatriates, has now entered mainstream publishing in an understated, but determined manner.

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Teleparody:  Predicting/Preventing the TV Discourse of Tomorrow Edited by Angela Hague and David Lav

The collection of faux scholarly reviews at times even references itself.

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Ready, Steady, Go! The Smashing Rise And Giddy Fall of Swinging London by Shawn Levy

The most successful amongst them possessed 'Face'.

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Our Lady of the Lost and Found: A Novel of Mary, Faith, and Friendship by Diane Schoemperlen

The Mary of Schoemperlen's imagination is a considerate houseguest, a witty conversationalist, an avid reader, a breaker of diet resolutions, a shrewd shopper, and a congenial companion.

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11 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon by Justin Martin

By the time Clinton arrived, Nader was a has-been.

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No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel by Janice Dickinson

Sometimes life is less interesting than fiction, even that of a star-screwing supermodel.

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A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album by Ashley Kahn

A Love Supreme was recorded the same way it was composed, and was composed the same way it was conceived: quickly, in the moment's inspiration.

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Lighter than Air—Moral Poems by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, translated by David Constantine

Things that seem 'lighter than air' can carry secretly within them vast potential weights of human suffering and catastrophe.

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11 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Garbo by Barry Paris

... it's terribly difficult to fully realize and comprehend the awe that was Garbo.

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Flame Tree - Selected Poems by Kevin Hart

Hart is a poet of consistent themes, whose work becomes (in this arrangement) structured around a systematic and co-ordinated series of repetitions.

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11 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Crush by Sandra Brown

With more than sixty books to her credit, the eagerly anticipated thriller, The Crush is a welcome addition to the Brown canon of classics.

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

One Man’s Bible by Gao Xingjian

Gao himself is a firm believer that word embellishments will not substitute for the truth.

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Manhattan Monologues: Stories by Louis Auchincloss

There's depth and a taste that can only be attributed to a well-cultured insight refined within the headiest caskets.

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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

It was a whole lot better when it was called Ghost.

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The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World  by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D.

...what's an introvert to do in such a hostile environment?"

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham

This is an old and well-worn path.

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She Bop II: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul by Lucy O’Brien

A well-written and researched account of the actual going-ons.

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Rinzen Presents RMX EXTENDED PLAY  Concept + Project Coordination by Rinzen Edited by Rilla Alexande

Based on themes ranging from the relevant to the ridiculous.

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