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The Taos Truth Game
Earl Ganz
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The Taos Truth Game

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This entertaining novel brings writer Myron Brinig, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and the avant garde of 1930s Taos back to center stage.
ebook, 336 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by University of New Mexico Press
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Jun 09, 2010 Erastes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I started this book with a little trepidation, I have to admit, because I’d never heard of Myron Brinig–and worse than that, I’d never heard of most of the people mentioned in the book, with the exceptions of D H Lawrence, Nero Wolfe and a couple of others. So I was rather unsettled–was I reading biography? Or fiction? Was I poking my nose into private lives or an imagining of what those lives were like?

Well, it seems it’s a little of both. Earl Ganz discovered Myron Brinig when researching, and
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Nov 29, 2009 Tom Ratliff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I decided to read this book because of how it’s framed around a “forgotten” gay novelist of the 1930s who was part of the Mabel Dodge Lujan Taos Art colony scene, but oh my the drama -- every famous writer of the period converging on Taos, who knew? I mean I didn’t -- it’s a historical novel, of course, but I do feel like I learned a fair amount about history -- and drama, certainly drama…
I like to read about New Mexico and this was set in Mabel Dodge Luhan's heyday. The writing was not particularly captivating and the main thing I remember about it is that Mabel had syphillis.
Jun 06, 2013 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was okay.
Joyce Hertzoff
Interesting historical fiction about the art crowd in Taos in the 1930's.

Read for our book club.
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