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Captive Genius

From the isolation of a psych ward, Mexican immigrant Martín Ramírez became a 20th century master.

From the isolation of a psych ward, Mexican immigrant Martín Ramírez became a 20th century master. The content of Ramírez’s drawings shows that he was d...Read More

THE CITY AT THREE P.M.: WRITING, READING, AND TRAVELING Peter LaSalle DZANC BOOKS 264 PAGES; $15.95 by

Peter LaSalle Seizes the Day

The ordinary particulars of being a person figure into LaSalle's new collection of essays, which bucks the obnoxious disembodied quality that sometimes afflicts travel writing.

The ordinary particulars of being a person — aging, taxes, bills, sunburn and thirst — all figure into the essays, ensuring that they buck the obnoxious dis...Read More

OLD SILK ROAD Brandon Caro POST HILL PRESS 250 PAGES; $25 by

The Afghanistan Addiction

Former Navy medic Brandon Caro's new novel provides a look into what it’s like to be a non-combatant in a conflict in which there’s no such thing.

Caro is far from self-indulgent here; the disorientation he engenders in the reader is carefully orchestrated, and he rises to a challenge O’Brien lays out in...Read More

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