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December 20, 2016

A Year in Reading: Aimee Nezhukumatathil 0

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This year also marked the first time in more than a decade where I lived in the same town as an independent bookstore — and never before have I been so perfectly happy to make my wallet just a bit lighter these days.

December 20, 2016

A Year in Reading: Álvaro Enrigue 0

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Both authors are bold and brave when working with time and place. This lets them display some structural features that, from time to time, just make you want to stand up and clap.

December 19, 2016

A Year in Reading: Chris Bachelder 0

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Everyone was right: Outline is indeed thrilling in its form and point of view, and it’s a genuinely innovative book. I haven’t been as excited about a novel in a long time.

December 19, 2016

A Year in Reading: Nadja Spiegelman 0

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Adichie’s essay swayed me from stasis towards fervor. In the end, she reminds, “It doesn’t have to be this way.” And it doesn’t. A new year begins.

December 19, 2016

A Year in Reading: Kevin Nguyen 39

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In an industry and community that is overwhelmingly white, just proving that you aren’t racist isn’t going to be enough.

December 18, 2016

A Year in Reading: Mark O’Connell 0

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In the moment of reading, I believe, and am changed.

December 18, 2016

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 2

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In the context of a government of men, Cercas suggests, real and durable greatness is marked by compromises, trade-offs, disappointments, and missed opportunities, rather than their absence. Not to give away the ending, but maybe politics is more like real life than we’d like to imagine.

December 18, 2016

A Year in Reading: Adam Boretz 4

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I had developed a full-blown Wodehouse Addiction.

December 17, 2016

A Year in Reading: Elizabeth Minkel 0

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The consecutive earthquakes of Brexit and Donald Trump are invariably my two pillars of this garbage fire of a year.

December 17, 2016

A Year in Reading: Lydia Kiesling 50

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I feel like the grasshopper who sang all summer.