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About this blog: This blog is a place for conversation about books. I post reviews of what I'm reading--lots of contemporary fiction, but also classics and the occasional work of narrative nonfiction. I am always looking for new books to read, so ...  (More)

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David Rakoff's Last Work
Nov 25, 2013 1:04 pm
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David Rakoff, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish (Doubleday, 2013)

Here's a thought experiment for you writers out there: Imagine you were dying... More
The Best Novel I've Read This Year
Nov 20, 2013 10:25 am
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NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur / Little, Brown, 2013)

A book of fiction can be memorable in a number of ways -- the setting may stick... More
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