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Syncopated Sensibility: Review of Sevastopol

March 31, 2022

by CELIA LEGBAND HAWLEY   Sevastopol, Emilio Fraia, New Directions Publishing, 2021. Possibly the best advice I can give you about reading Emilio Fraia’s 2018 novel Sevastopol is: Do not let your first reading be your only one. The South American …

Bewilderness: A Review

March 23, 2022

by BEE GRAY-ARMY   Bewilderness, Karen Tucker, 2021, 288 p. In our current moment, addiction is as familiar to most Americans as a regularly scheduled television program. In fact, 22 million people are currently suffering from active substance use disorders …

Proofs of Purchase

March 2, 2022

by George Singleton   My father left me with two pillowcases of dimes and nickels, separated. He left a note atop the bags, stashed in the back of a tool shed, saying he started saving when I was born, and … Read more