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Rigoberto Gonzalez reviews Demetria Martinez’s novel The Block Captain’s Daughter for the El Paso Times.
Karen R. Long reviews Hanna Pylvainen's novel We Sinners for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Richard Z. Santos reviews Domingo Martinez’s memoir The Boy Kings of Texas for the San Antonio Current.
Steve Weinberg reviews Drew Jubera’s Must Win: A Season of Survival for a Town and Its Team for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Carolyn Kellogg reviews Martin Amis’ novel Lionel Asbo: State of England for the Los Angeles Times.
Joseph Peschel reviews Craig Pittman’s book on orchidophiles, A Scent of Scandal, for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Jacob Silverman reviews Dalkey Archive Press’ new translations of books by Serbian author Danilo Kis for Tablet.
Julia M. Klein reviews Kati Marton’s memoir Paris: A Love Story for the Wall Street Journal.
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