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Our Town Books Reviews: Crabtree

This book review originally appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper, The Source. Crabtree By Jon and Tucker Nichols. 32 pp. McSweeney’s Books. $17.95. Poor Alfred Crabtree. He’s lost his false teeth and rummages anxiously through his belongings to find them. We … Continue reading

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Our Town Books Reviews: Poems of the Great War

This book review originally appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper, The Source. Poems of the Great War: An Anthology 1914-1918 Edited by Christopher Navratil 240 pp. Running Press. $5.95 In Poets Corner (the one in Westminster Abbey, not the one in … Continue reading

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Our Town Books Reviews: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

This book review originally appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper, The Source. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena By Anthony Marra 396 pp. Hogarth. $15.00. War, as we see it on televised news, lasts roughly three to five minutes, involves spectacular explosions, … Continue reading

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Robert Seufert Reads from New Chapbooks

Robert Seufert, professor emeritus of English at MacMurray College, will be reading selections from four recently-published chapbooks. The reading will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, at Our Town Books in Jacksonville, Illinois. The chapbooks are the … Continue reading

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Our Town Book Reviews: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

This book review originally appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper, The Source. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Dover Thrift Editions) By Lewis Carroll Illustrated. 96 pp. Dover. $2.50 Is Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a chapter book? It does indeed have … Continue reading

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