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Searching for Jimmy Page

by Jeff Fleischer

Christy Alexander Hallberg’s novel "Searching for Jimmy Page" is a character study about loss and identity. In 1988 in North Carolina, Luna—the daughter of a single mother who committed suicide—is being raised by her maternal... Read More

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The Upsetter Blog

by Jeff Fleischer

In Brett Marie’s novel The Upsetter Blog, Henry, a past-his-prime writer, sets out to chronicle the first tour of a talented but inexperienced band and its mercurial singer. Henry takes the assignment at the urging of his godson, who... Read More

Book Review

The Skinny

by Jeff Fleischer

Jonathan Wells was small as a child—short, but also quite thin. That trait, the way others reacted to it, and its nonconformity with perceived male norms led to a painful chain reaction of events that Wells captures in his excellent... Read More

Book Review

Ever Rest

by Jeff Fleischer

In 1994, Ashten Geddard, the front man of the popular UK band the Ashbirds, disappeared while attempting to climb Mount Everest. That’s how Roz Morris’s excellent novel "Ever Rest" begins—before jumping eighteen years into the... Read More

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Gossip Men

by Jeff Fleischer

In his informative, entertaining history book, "Gossip Men", Christopher M. Elias tracks the surveillance state of the latter half of the twentieth century to its roots in both a culture of gossip and insinuation, and in a kind of... Read More

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