Why I Love – and Hate – Game of Thrones*

Because it’s about the real world, despite the dragons and the magic. Because it’s a meditation on the uses and abuses of power. Because it reminds that there is little hope, and terrible things always about to happen. Because, like the real world, we’re never sure who the good guys are (no, not even the […]

Book Review: Cover of Snow

Cover of Snow: A Novel Jenny Milchman Ballantine Books, 2013 336 pp; $26.00   When I heard Jenny Milchman at her book talk at Schuler Books, she nearly put me off reading her first novel, Cover of Snow. She said the story opened with “the worst thing a husband can do to his wife.” My […]

Book Review: Gold and Silver in the Mojave

Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier Nicholas Clapp Sunbelt Publications, 2012 200 pp; $24.95  (Note: This review first appeared in the Winter/Spring issue El Paisano, the quarterly newsletter of the Desert Protective Council.) The history of the western U.S. is a history of booms and busts. A lode is discovered or […]

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