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  1. Desert Gothic

    ... Card “Don Waters writes with an uncompromising eye about the slyly grim yet fascinating journeys of characters who long ago ... drugs for the elderly. But there is nothing slickly trendy about these stories, rather an understanding of life in this region and, as ...

    kraken - March 2018

  2. Aspects of Contemporary Book Design

    ... ways that professional British and American designers think about design, Aspects of Contemporary Book Design continues the ... the typesetter and the designer; and Sean Magee writes about the uneasy alliance between designers and editors. In an extended essay ...

    athmas - March 2018

  3. "All Will Yet Be Well"

    ... to 1952. In addition, she gathered extensive information about the quietly tragic life of her mother, Emily, and worked to preserve ... diary. In more than 3,500 pages, Sarah writes about her multiple roles as daughter, sister, wife, teacher, family historian, ...

    kraken - March 2018

  4. Deed

    “The great thing about Rod Smith’s work is that it is all risk all the time. In Deed , he ... what one decides to love, closes the book. Deed is about making as bequeathing, as celebration, and as impatience for the true ...

    kraken - March 2018

  5. How to Revise a True War Story

    ... involving major revisions in well-known and much written about titles, is meticulous.”—Philip D. Beidler, author, Late Thoughts ... the important choices O’Brien and his editors have made about how to represent the traumas of the war in Viet Nam. The result is a ...

    adncn - March 2018

  6. The Farm at Holstein Dip

    ... camp, will charm anyone with memories of—or curiosity about—that era. And we share his lament that ‘a world has vanished in my ... life of the 1940s and 1950s.  Engelhardt writes about growing up in a spacious farmhouse where life was centered in the kitchen ...

    athmas - March 2018

  7. Prairie City, Iowa

    ... as a book gets."—Bill Bryson "One of the finest books about place I know, this scrupulously observed, eloquently written, deeply ... seasons. Bauer's book is neither a wistful nostalgia about returning to a simpler time and place nor a patronizing look at those who ...

    kraken - March 2018

  8. Civil War Nurse Narratives, 1863-1870

    ... does an excellent job of drawing critical information about the war, women's issues, and the period in general from these narratives. ... in a workplace that reflected cultural changes in ideas about gender, race, and class. Through interactions with surgeons and other ...

    adncn - March 2018

  9. Virginia Woolf's Renaissance

    ... diary, forms traditionally associated with women. Questions about printing, the body, and the relationship between amateurs and ... daring for her time in making her assumptions about culture explicit. In Virginia Woolf's Renaissance, Juliet Dusinberre ...

    kraken - March 2018

  10. Mapping the Invisible Landscape

    ... Literature “Ryden writes passionately and gracefully about the role of narrative in expressing a sense of place. His book should be ... Ryden demonstrates that both folk and literary narratives about place bear a striking thematic and stylistic resemblance. Accordingly, ...

    kraken - March 2018