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In ‘Without Getting Killed or Caught,’ Guy Clark Defies Categorization

by | Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 8:00 CST
Clark’s acoustic, finger-picked Southwestern-flavored songs were too countrified for folk and too folky for country — and the Nashville hit factory never knew what the hell to do with him.
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All the Wrong Moves

In her first book, Jessica Luther challenges the college sports establishment to hold athletes accountable when they commit rape, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Luther challenges the billion-dollar college sports establishment to hold athletes accountable when they commit rape, sexual assault and domestic violence....Read More

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Turning Hard Right

Daniel Oppenheimer's 'Exit Right' looks at why some of the left's brightest lights gave up the cause.

David Oppenheimer's 'Exit Left' explores the psychological and biographical factors that inspired six famous leftist thinkers to make hard right turns....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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