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issue 6.09, february 2003

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Color-A Natural History of the Palette, Victoria Finlay Color-A Natural History of the Palette, Victoria Finlay
Victoria Finlay's voice is pleasant and knowledgeable, able to cover an intimidating amount of information with clarity and efficiency. Had she been my art history professor in college, I wouldn't have dozed so often.
 
Short Story Contest Winners Short Story Contest Winners
The results are in! Meet the winners of Bold Type's fourth annual short story contest.
 
Searching for El Dorado, Marc Herman Searching for El Dorado, Marc Herman
In 1994, living in his family's cabin in the Catskills, Marc Herman was trapped by a storm that left seven feet of snow. The furnace was dead; his car was dead; the toilet was frozen. The next thing he knew he was on a flight to Caracas to find a city of legend....
 
A Box of Matches, Nicholson Baker A Box of Matches, Nicholson Baker
Nicholson Baker, one of contemporary literature's most original voices, returns to fiction with his new novel, A Box of Matches. Finding the compelling within the banal is a trademark of Baker's, and once again he delivers.
 
Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About, Mil Millington Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About, Mil Millington
In its web and newspaper incarnations, Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About has kept readers entertained with the pitched battles between Millington and his girlfriend. At last, here is the novel inspired by his cult creation, a book so hilarious it made a woman fall off the toilet.
 
Blinded by the Right, David Brock Blinded by the Right, David Brock
David Brock's chilling exposé of the right's political scandal machine provides an insider's perspective on the "vast right-wing conspiracy," Anita Hill, Whitewater, and more.
 
Abandon, Pico Iyer Abandon, Pico Iyer
A complicated romance, Persian mysticism, and - possibly - secret, stolen Sufi manuscripts form the core of this novel by critically beloved travel writer Pico Iyer.
 
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