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December 19, 2015

A Year In Reading: Brian Etling 2

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There are few experiences quite so disorienting as thumbing through 200 pages worth of eviscerating grief (and near-matchless prose) in between body surfing and tossing a frisbee on a humid beach.

December 18, 2015

A Year in Reading: Sandra Cisneros 0

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Create Dangerously by Edwidge Danticat inspires me to write from a place that can make change in the world during a time of mendacity and fear.

December 18, 2015

A Year in Reading: Tahmima Anam 1

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Zimmer has the gift of explaining major scientific discoveries in the simplest, most seductive terms: the book is every bit as gripping as any adventure thriller.

December 18, 2015

A Year in Reading: Margaret Eby 0

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It’s a fascinating piece of work, bleak and weird and unafraid to question the assumptions of American mythology.

December 17, 2015

A Year in Reading: Parul Sehgal 0

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Reading choices can seem so random, but aren’t we always just digging deeper and deeper grooves into old obsessions?

December 17, 2015

A Year in Reading: Catie Disabato 0

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Most of the books I read this year contributed to my ongoing project of trying to figure out how to live as a difficult woman by reading about difficult women. I’m no closer to answers but I read well.

December 17, 2015

A Year in Reading: Hamilton Leithauser 0

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For a 3,600-page Norwegian autobiography titled after Adolf Hitler’s own, it’s surprisingly light and fast-paced.

December 17, 2015

A Year in Reading: Karolina Waclawiak 0

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Perhaps the books I chose are not so much about mothers as they are a search for self through investigations of where we come from and what we inherit from those who came before us.

December 16, 2015

A Year in Reading: Manuel Muñoz 0

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Had Wilson not died so early, he might have been the writer to break the American Nobel drought. We’re always too quick to believe it’s the fiction writers who have the most to tell us.

December 16, 2015

A Year in Reading: Patricia Engel 0

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A gorgeous yet utterly terrifying tale of how nature, humanity, and our own obsessions can betray us in the worst ways imaginable. Said to be based on true events, this is a story that I don’t think I will ever be able to shake.