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Mosley Hits the Right Notes in Newest Novel.

Critic Milo Miles reviews the newest book by Walter Mosely. It's not an Easy Rawlins book. It's R.L.'S Dream, (Norton) a book about the blues told in the voice of down and out, country-blues musician Soupspoon.


The Heroic Self Explored in New Novel.

Book critic John Leonard reviews "The Spyglass Tree" (published by Pantheon) the new novel by Albert Murray. It's the sequel to his critically acclaimed book, "Train Whistle Guitar."

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