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Wednesday, June 12 2002

The End of Innocence by Chastity Bono with Michele Kort

During the voyage to adulthood, Chastity struggles to find success outside the shadow of her powerful parents.


Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of the Cinema by Alison McMahan

As the Lumieres and Melies were developing the cinematic art, a woman by the name of Alice Guy Blaché arrived on the scene and established herself as the first woman filmmaker.


Wednesday, June 5 2002

Temporary Spaces by Martin Eberle

There is a sense of profound loss in the comments made by the club patrons, of affection for one temporary space now discarded for another.


Ordnung & Eccentricity by Thomas Manss

It's a beautifully produced advertisement for the product it is marketing -- the company that produced it.


The Heavy-Petting Zoo by Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard's poems compulsively re-enact the reaching out to life and the withdrawing in pain.


Wednesday, May 29 2002

Lynx Eye

Quality fiction filtered through the keenly discerning eyes of diverse writers.


The White Family by Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee's eighth novel continues her fictional analysis of the social problems of contemporary England, and does so with the deftness and sureness of touch that readers already familiar with her work have come to expect.


Whitegirl by Kate Manning

A good effort for a first novel, and one that shows promise for Manning's future endeavors.


That Takes Ovaries! Edited by Rivka Solomon

Empowerment is quite the prevalent theme in this book.


One More for the Road by Ray Bradbury

Mr. Bradbury can conjure up, in just a few deceptively throwaway sentences, more meaning and insight than most other authors could provide in many, many pages.


The Eye of Cybele by Daniel Chavarria (Translated by Carlos Lopez)

Akashic gives us 'The Eye of Cybele', a novel set as far away in space and time from his last as it is possible to be.


Chicken, Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent by David Henry Sterry

Sterry, a chicken no longer, brave enough to tell his tale, hoping it will do others some good.


Conversations with Richard Ford by Huey Guagliardo, Editor

Ford just may be the least catty writer in history. 'Other people's successes do not diminish you, your failures don't help others.'"


American Cultural Studies Edited by Catherine A. Warren and Mary Douglas Vavrus

'Are we, as intellectuals, really all that qualified to lead society?' she remarks, then later states succinctly, 'The public is us.'"


Wednesday, May 22 2002

The World’s Smallest Book Edited by Josua Reichert

With their stunning style and remarkable substance, these books are quickly becoming the maximum indulgence for any connoisseur of printed matter.


Steven Soderbergh Interviews by Anthony Kaufman, editor

His films are smart, stylish, and substantive, and he's made his peace with Hollywood without selling out -- truly a hero for our time.


Ridin’ High, Livin’ Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories by Ralph “Sonny” Barger, Keith and Kent Zi

It's unclear whether Barger is feeling his age or atoning for his sins, but it appears he has become an apologist, which is the last thing any biker, especially a Hell's Angel, should be.


Montana History Weekends: 52 Adventures in History by Dave Conklin

Montana is big, very little of it is national park, and David Conklin has given us a guide book that opens a new aspect of the Big Sky, its historic places, to visitors and residents alike.


Blood Orchid. An Unnatural History of America by Charles Bowden

The balanced appreciation of our appetites that has consumed Charles Bowden for over 25 years has become an increasingly demanding enterprise.


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