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Julie Eakin, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Why Most Women Die

by Julie Eakin

The facts about heart disease in American women are tragically absent from our contemporary public dialogue. Dallas-based cardiologist Shyla T. High aims to change that, and her excellent new book, Why Most Women Die: How Women Can Fight... Read More

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Out of the Wood

by Julie Eakin

More than eighty prints executed over fifty years (from 1956 through 2006) tell the story of engraver Rosemary Kilbourn’s fascination with, and reverence for, both the practice of looking closely and the natural world that mostly... Read More

Book Review

Carrie's Story

by Julie Eakin

Lots of girls dream of having a pony sometime in their tweens, but none, as far as this reviewer knew, grow up to desire to act and be treated like ponies in their most private lives. Now, that’s where an erotic S/M novel like the... Read More

Book Review

All the Buildings* in New York

by Julie Eakin

Artist and illustrator James Gulliver Hancock’s affection for New York City is evident in every line he’s put to paper in composing All the Buildings* in New York *That I’ve Drawn So Far. The transplant from Sydney, Australia,... Read More

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The Art Dockuments

by Julie Eakin

Those whose downtown Los Angeles touchstone is Frank Gehry’s aluminum-clad, tornado-like Disney Concert Hall may have trouble conjuring what the area was like thirty years before that building starred in every new automobile ad on... Read More

Book Review

Who by Fire

by Julie Eakin

Mary Tabor’s Who By Fire, about a man reckoning with his wife’s death, serves up language so precise and assured that it leaves a reader breathless with its quiet force. There are no loose ends in this intricate story by an... Read More

Book Review

Building Taliesin

by Julie Eakin

Ron McCrea’s Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss covers the years from 1910 through 1914, the period during which the architect conceived and built his masterpiece in the hills of Wisconsin, accompanied by... Read More

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The Dead Women of Juárez

by Julie Eakin

Modern English-language mysteries seem to rely on two elements to satisfy readers again and again: a plotline wavering between original and predictable, and a dependably similar cast of characters: the jaded cop, the misunderstood... Read More

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