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Susan Waggoner, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Happy Singlehood

by Susan Waggoner

People live as singles in mounting numbers, even in tradition-oriented countries. In "Happy Singlehood", Elyakim Kislev brings a researcher’s eye to bear on this world-shifting trend. Defining happiness as the degree to which people... Read More

Book Review

De Anima(L)

by Susan Waggoner

"De Anima(L)" is a rich novel that begins as a tale of campus hijinks and evolves into an exploration of contemporary ambiguities. Joe Costanzo’s "De Anima(L)" is a sophisticated, character-driven novel—a blend of a campus mystery... Read More

Book Review

Cigar Box Lithographs

by Susan Waggoner

Fully illustrated and packed with interesting details that shed light on the vanished Gilded Age, "Cigar Box Lithographs" is a delight at every turn. Charles J. Humber’s "Cigar Box Lithographs" is a highly entertaining illustrated book... Read More

Book Review

Seven Malas

by Susan Waggoner

Within The Seven Malas are an imaginative handful of affairs and one glowing true-love story. John Leslie Lange’s novel The Seven Malas is part midlife makeover, part male fantasy, and part earnest quest. Thirtysomething James Wilder... Read More

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

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