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3 Book Recommendations: Illuminating Women’s Lives

Though a carefully plotted romance, thriller, or mystery can accurately capture women’s lives, the more difficult to define genre of literary fiction is often where meaning is sussed out from the everyday. Day-to-day life and fantastical journeys are not in competition — one is not necessarily “better” than the other — but it depends on […]

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Book Review: Half As Happy: Stories by Gregory Spatz

You know a book is good if you only stop reading so that you can tell the author, at 1 a.m.via Facebook, how much you are enjoying it. The evening I began reading it, I’d plans to watch Doctor Who, which, if you know me, is serious business. I thought I would read a little, […]

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Book Review: “A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True,” by Brigid Pasulka

In a tiny village in Poland, a young man begins his courtship of a beautiful girl named Anielica by renovating her family’s home. In the city of Krakow, a young woman known as “Baba Yaga” ponders what to do with her life next. For the first couple of chapters of A Long, Long Time Ago […]

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Last Chance to Nominate!

This year’s Middlemarch Madness is already stacking up to be twice as intense as last year’s. Special thanks to all our brand newbies for jumping right in! The more nominations we collect, the more fun we’ll have on Friday when we narrow each category down to 16 contenders.