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Book Review

The Creative Spark

by Peter Dabbene

Michael Shapiro interviewed thirty-two luminaries from the arts for "The Creative Spark". The book’s subjects include well-known and obscure personalities, with chefs, scientists, and musicians among them. Filmmaker Francis Ford... Read More

Book Review

Radio Active

by Joe Taylor

"Radio Active" is a glorious hodgepodge of snippets from the O’Shaughnessy files. Esteemed New York radio personality William O’Shaughnessy’s "Radio Active" is his fifth collection of interviews, tributes, endorsements, monologues,... Read More

Book Review

Made Holy

by Amy O'Loughlin

Emily Arnason Casey’s expansive and elegiac essay collection "Made Holy" is full of unsparing personal revelations and fierce, unflinching insights. The opening essay, “The Cabin,” establishes the collection’s tone. Ruminating on... Read More

Book Review

Freeman's

by Michelle Anne Schingler

California—land of golden dreams, proud melting pot, home to both the poor and the unimaginably rich—is an amalgam. Her complexities are captured in the essays of Freeman’s: California, which reaches across time and cultures to... Read More

Book Review

Axiomatic

by Peter Dabbene

Maria Tumarkin’s "Axiomatic" focuses on events and people in Australia, and through that lens illuminates a wide spectrum of humanity. Though categorized as a book of essays, “essay” doesn’t do justice to Tumarkin’s lengthy,... Read More

Book Review

Late Migrations

by Meredith Grahl Counts

The short, potent essays of Margaret Renkl’s Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss are objects as worthy of marvel and study as the birds and other creatures they observe. Linked stories concentrate on Renkl’s family,... Read More

Book Review

How Dams Fall

by Barry Silverstein

Will Falk’s touching ode to a major ecosystem "How Dams Fall" personifies the Colorado River. This essay-length book has a big goal: to dramatize the plight of the Colorado River in its fight against human intervention. Falk, who... Read More

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