Top Shelf

“Literary criticism as elegantly written as the works themselves.”
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Each Friday in the Festiva Magazine insert of The Monitor my award-winning book review column Top Shelf is published.

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  1. My husband and I read your Top Shelf review of “In Artisans of Michoacan:By Their Hands” and found it very interesting. Is this a book written by Travis Whitehead and if so, where can we purchase a copy? Re Valley Life issue Thursday, November 7, 2013 Thanks!

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