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By Nick Taylor

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About this blog: This blog is a place for conversation about books. I post reviews of what I'm reading--lots of contemporary fiction, but also classics and the occasional work of narrative nonfiction. I am always looking for new books to read, so ...  (More)

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Baseball and Books - What's the Connection?
Sep 30, 2014 9:35 pm
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I'm strange. Years ago this used to bother me, but ever since I got serious about writing, I stopped worrying about my incongruities. I'm oddly shaped. I don't prefer... More
Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang
Sep 29, 2014 2:12 pm
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Every year, the Steinbeck Fellows program at San Jose State honors three emerging writers with a ten-thousand-dollar stipend... More
Dock Ellis "Dockumentary" Debuts This Week
Sep 4, 2014 2:09 pm
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Last month I wrote a piece about Dock Ellis, the former major-league pitcher... More
Three Centuries of Humor Anthologies
Aug 31, 2014 3:16 pm
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I'm teaching a class in American humor writing this semester, and the first decision I had to make was where to start, chronologically. Most observers believe that... More
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