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Featured this issue: Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories, by Theresa Kennedy-DuPay
Theresa Kennedy-DuPay has a book worth taking a look at...
—Tom Hansen, author of American Junkie
“Theresa Griffin Kennedy’s small collection, Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories, explores the seamy and sordid underbelly of Portland’s dark side. Kennedy’s Portland is wet, dreary, and its inhabitants are broken; these characters are poor, struggling, addicted, angry, defenseless and sometimes mentally ill. Yet, there is a ribbon of the thinnest hope that threads through these stories and sometimes redemption is just hidden on the horizon. Deftly done, Kennedy flexes her storytelling muscle here and lucky for us!”
—Dianah Hughley, Powell’s Books
—Amy Temple Harper, author of Cramped Uptown
"Climate refugees fleeing an American West turned desert. A German couple trapped in a new European Ice Age. A sensitive young man drafted to fight in the Tar Sands Wars. Rebels persecuted by a dictatorship of the fossil fuel industry. These and other stories explore life in a climate-altered near future: occasionally whimsical, often grim, always deeply human in their response to catastrophe."
Just wanted to announce that my new book will soon be published! I am planning book talks in different parts of the country and will keep you posted when I am scheduled to be in a town near you. My signing pen is at the ready!
The progressive vision of a Teamsters local
Book Review American History 101
by Mike Palecek ... art by Allison Healy"Mike Palecek writes with passion, wit, and always with a strong social conscience."
— Howard Zinnmore at:
An excerpt from Michael Parenti's forthcoming book, PROFIT PATHOLOGY AND OTHER INDECENCIES (March 2015):
"Ruling interests are well served by their superiority in firepower and striking force. Violence is what we are talking about here, not the wild and impulsive type but the persistent and well-organized kind, often conducted by the military or the secret agencies of state. Large scale violence is the instrument of ultimate authority. Violence allows for the conquest of entire lands and the riches they contain. With a strong advantage in violence, the imperialists are able to exploit or exterminate multitudes while expropriating the fruits of their land and labor. These occurrences must be seen as something more than just abnormalities driven by happenstance or human depravity."
From the US to Africa
From Stokely to Kwame
Peniel E. Joseph’s newly published biography of Black liberation activist Stokely Carmichael not only takes its rightful place next to Taylor Branch’s epic trilogy The King Years, but also to one of the most powerful autobiographies by any American: Stokely Carmichael’s own Ready For Revolution. Although Ready for Revolution is more emotionally cathartic, what Joseph’s book lacks in emotion he makes up in detail and research. Together, the two books add uncountable wealth to the story of Stokely Carmichael and US civil rights movement history.
Book Review of Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild,
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