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AMAZONIA: FIVE YEARS AT THE EPICENTER OF THE DOT.COM JUGGERNAUT James Marcus New Press James Marcus’s amusing memoir tells how it was to be in the right place (Seattle) at the right time (the 90s). Personally interviewed by Jeff Bezos, Marcus was the 55th hire at then ramshackle Amazon.com. Tired of starving as a freelance […]

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BAD NEWS OF THE HEART Douglas Glover Dalkey Archive Canadian author Douglas Glover’s collection of gloomy, offbeat short stories is well suited to an anxious time typified by belligerent U.S. foreign policy, SARS, and a shaky economy that’s forced thousands out of work. Tom, the delusional protagonist of “A Man in a Box,” seeks refuge […]