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Book Review

Trials and Trails

by Susan Waggoner

Jim Halverson’s "Trials and Trails" is a panorama of the Old West overlaid by psychological theory. In Jim Halverson’s "Trials and Trails", two disaffected cowboys search for new lives in the post–Civil War West. LeRoy is an... Read More

Book Review

Baby Snakes

by Susan Waggoner

"Baby Snakes" is an original take on the Raj, full of wry humor, strong characters, and evocative descriptions that linger. Full-bodied characters and a darkly comedic narrative voice combine in Demarest Campbell’s "Baby Snakes", a... Read More

Book Review

Among the Clouds Above

by Susan Waggoner

"Among the Clouds Above" combines history, realism, and strong characters for a compelling war story. John Rhodes’s "Among the Clouds Above" is an intense, sharply observed WWII novel whose animate characters bring the air war against... Read More

Book Review

City of a Million Dreams

by Susan Waggoner

With a resident’s in-the-bones understanding of the place, Jason Berry’s "City of a Million Dreams" is a hypnotic biography of a unique American city. Beyond its Mardis Gras, po boys, and jazz lies a richer and more complex New... Read More

Book Review

Squint

by Susan Waggoner

Chad Morris and Shelly Brown’s "Squint" pulls off the seemingly impossible: it is an empathy-building novel with a message that’s fun to read. Thirteen-year-old Flint lives with his grandparents and wears special glasses that don’t... Read More

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