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Book Review: One Summer: America, 1927, by Bill Bryson

By on March 31, 2014

Doubleday 528 pgs/ $16.86 hardcover Review by Ryan Rydzewski “A most extraordinary summer was about to begin.” -Bill Bryson Hundreds of thousands of people gather to watch a New York skyscraper burn. Thousands more crowd Charles Ponzi’s Boston office, desperate

Book Review: Before and Afterlives, by Christopher Barzak

By on March 19, 2014

Lethe Press, March 2013, 225 pages, $15 Review by Kelly Lynn Thomas After reading Christopher Barzak’s short story collection, Before and Afterlives, you might find yourself looking for mermaids among the bikini-clad women swimming at the beach, or for a

Interview: Adam Tavel

By on March 3, 2014

Adam Tavel received the 2010 Robert Frost Award, and his forthcoming collections are The Fawn Abyss (Salmon, 2014) and Red Flag Up (Kattywompus, 2013), a chapbook. His recent poems appear or will soon appear in West Branch, Indiana Review, Zone