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by Kelley Flynn

“Man is like a tree,” the painter Marc Chagall wrote, “his roots lie in the earth of his country. Then the branches may spread out over the whole world.” His art, with its poetic synthesis of his Russian Jewish heritage, was... Read More

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The Committee

by Peter Skinner

Sean McPhilemy has written a potentially explosive book, issued at a time when the recently signed Northern Ireland peace settlement offers a last best hope for expanded political cooperation and an end to sectarian violence. It’s a... Read More

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Stacked Deck

by Tom Williams

Lawrence E. Mitchell’s book, Stacked Deck, is the latest title in the Temple University Press series, “America in Transition: Radical Perspectives.” In it, he argues that the typically American values of rugged individualism and... Read More

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Rollo Bones, Canine Hypnotist

by Dawn Farley

Rollo, the yellow dog with soulful eyes, has a special talent. Just gazing into his big, sad eyes can hypnotize even those who don’t believe. His master, now manager, the Brain puts Rollo to work. They perform for audiences all over... Read More

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Why Am I an Only Child?

by Martha Topol

Mixing bold-faced standard computer type with hand-drawn text, this book addresses the issue of being an only child. Eudora is a rhinoceros who feels confused and angry because she’s an only child. When she asks her well-dressed... Read More

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The Cockfighter

by Ray Nargis

Fighting bird proprietor Sonny Cantrell slouches forward through a miasma of rural fits and starts into the tentative landscape of young manhood as the central character in Manley’s debut novel The Cock Fighter. Covering just two days... Read More

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