13 Feb 2017

New Reviews in The Los Angeles Review and Western American Literature

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The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide was recently reviewed in The Los Angeles Review and Western American Literature.

Here are a few quotes from the review by L. Ann Wheeler in The Los Angeles Review:

“…this anthology is the field guide you’ve always wanted. Combining factual information alongside a creative response to each entry, The Sonoran Desert harmonizes science and the arts. This much neededThe Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide convergence is made in a time where the two fields are often separated and pitted against each other as fabricated opposites.”

“…the valuation of observation over monument-making, is the greatest joy of this collection. Magrane and Cokinos capture light in a jar, so that you may take it into the field: a living, breathing companion.”

And here are a few from the review by Jennifer Lair in Western American Literature:

“The guide fills a niche in western American literature by delivering a combination of literary insight specific to a region while at the same time providing legitimate field guide information in a memorable way likely to make readers chuckle.”

“…a useful, thought-provoking, and entertaining addition to anyone’s field guide collection…”

Find the full reviews here and here.

3 Apr 2016

Essay Daily Interview & Two Reviews

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Some new press on The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide:

The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field GuideThe Literary Field Guide: A Q&A with Eric Magrane and Chris Cokinos in Essay Daily

Also, see reviews in Fine Books & Collections and Story Circle Book Reviews.

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