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Book Review: Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border by Octavio Solis (City Lights, 2018)

At sixty, Octavio Solis’s memories from youth began feeling more like dreams. He chose to write them down in an act of reclaiming them as authentic. But as he wrote, even his most accurate memories began to take on a strange unreality similar to his dreamlike past.

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Book Review: Plastic: An Autobiography by Allison Cobb (Essay Press, 2015)

Allison Cobb isn’t interested in delivering epiphanies to readers. She’s interested in literature that opens a mystery and a sense of wonder, and offers a container for others to experience that opening. Plastic: An Autobiography, embodies that mysterious and wonderful opening.

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