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Euphoria over Euphoria

I picked up Lily King’s Euphoria last night and started reading–and immediately felt euphoric! I had forgotten why (if I knew) I wanted to read this book, except for a vague sense that it was supposed to be good, and

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ArtsEmerson: Public Dialogues

WED, NOV 4 @ 7PM Paramount TheatreInterrogating Whiteness (Part 1)Moderated by Future Boston AllianceFeaturing Walter Mosley, American novelist and recipient of the PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement AwardAfter the death of Trayvon Martin, Walter Mosley wrote in Newsweek, “If we can see

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A House Made of Stars | Change Seven Magazine

Source: A House Made of Stars | Change Seven Magazine

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President Obama & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation in Iowa by Barack Obama and Marilynne Robinson | The New York Review of Books

Marilynne Robinson: Christianity is profoundly counterintuitive—“Love thy neighbor as thyself”—which I think properly understood means your neighbor is as worthy of love as you are, not that you’re actually going to be capable of this sort of superhuman feat. But

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Thanks to a friend for bringing this to my attention. BBC – Culture – Ten books to read in October

Novels, essays and non-fiction – including the tale of a forgotten Kennedy and a short story collection about Chechnya. Source: BBC – Culture – Ten books to read in October

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Sorry that PANK is fading away. My review of Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

  Coach House Books 171 pages, $17. Source: [REVIEW] Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis – [PANK]

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[REVIEW] Einstein’s Beach House, by Jacob M. Appel – [PANK]

[REVIEW] Einstein’s Beach House, by Jacob M. Appel – [PANK].

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Why bookstores matter.

When a Bookstore Closes, an Argument Ends – The New Yorker. This is why I ALWAYS buy books from neighborhood bookstores or special order if something I want is not available. But what I really like about this is that

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WWTMD? (What Would Toni Morrison Do?) | The Ploughshares Blog

Love this writing advice. WWTMD? (What Would Toni Morrison Do?) | The Ploughshares Blog.

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Numbers Talk! The 2014 VIDA Count | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

The 2014 VIDA Count | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

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