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February 2002

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published February 2002.

Book Review


by Jeannine Chartier Hanscom

Fear and paranoia surrounding the atomic bomb is explored in Stephen C. Sutcliffe’s ambitious yet meandering novel, Atom. Thanks mostly to the limitless funds of their affluent parents, Michael Brethren and his friends live a free and... Read More

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by Robin Farrell Edmunds

“Go now, this minute, stand in the crossroads, bow down, and first kiss the earth you’ve defiled, then bow to the whole world, on all four sides, and say aloud to everyone: ‘I have killed!’ Then God will send you life again. Will... Read More

Book Review

Madame Ambassador

From tales of how, as schoolchildren, she and her siblings lined their tattered shoes with cardboard insoles to protect their feet from the cold ground, to an artless recounting of her gratitude for the lectern that hid her shaking knees... Read More

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Abu Jmeel's Daughter and Other Stories

Abu Jmeel’s daughter, Rida, [was] utterly lacking in beauty. She was very short and disfigured by the marks of smallpox, her eyes were as small as beads, and she had crinkly short hair, while her mouth was large and her teeth quite... Read More

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Black Eden

by John Arens

A small, rural town in north-central lower Michigan, Idlewild is barely a wide spot on U.S. Highway 10, with very little to separate it from the blur of other near-ghost towns on the upland of the Manistee National Forest: a shuttered... Read More

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Paradise Salvage

by Rich Wertz

Twelve-year-old Nunzio Paradiso is sprawled beneath a wrecked 1973 Pontiac Bonneville, hooking it up for towing, when he hears someone speak in Italian. “Dio,” the voice says. A moment later it comes again. “Dio.” The explanation... Read More

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