GENEVA13 #22, $2, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 59 pgs.

Oct 05, 2016

What we have here is a zine devoted to Geneva, N.Y., a small town in the Finger Lakes region of the state, just thirty miles south of Lake Eerie. Geneva isn’t a bad place to be, it’s just not as sexy as the major cities to its left and right. And for that reason, history cares less about it. Kevin Dunn and Annie Greenwood document what’s worth knowing about Geneva; the end resulting in an appreciation of the smaller histories that make up a community. Issue 22 has a bit of eighteenth century history, interviews with the owners of a long- running independent sandwich shop, as well as with a community activist who’s trying to raise the town’s quality of life and reputation. Or, put it another way—ever see those Images of America books in museum gift shops? They always have a sepia-toned photo on the cover and detail either small-town or neighborhood life in pre-1950s USA. Geneva13 is like those titles, but maybe less waterlogged with nostalgia and more excited by how the past and present coexist in day-to-day life. Anyway, I dig. –Jim Joyce (Geneva13 Press, PO Box 13, Geneva, NY 14456, [email protected])