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The Return to the Nest Syndrome

March 22, 2012 • 1 Comment

Growing up is terrifying. No one told me when I was a wee young thing that once I hit 21, gone would be the days of sleeping past noon, purchasing frivolous items at the local…

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What We’re Reading: Annie Proulx’s Close Range and Per Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses

2 Comments May 12, 2011 • 2 Comments

I’ve been really into Westerns and horse books lately. This is surprising to me, since I’ve only been horseback riding twice and both times it was a total disaster. In January, I re-read All The…

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What We’re Reading: The Tiger’s Wife

6 Comments March 22, 2011 • 6 Comments

It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without brushing up against a tiger.
With the arrival of spring, we have talk on TV of whether or not golfer Tiger Woods can reclaim his…

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November 29, 2010

What We’re Reading: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

22 Comments November 29, 2010 • 22 Comments

I discovered the writing of Lydia Davis during my freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College, when a friend loaned me a copy of her first short story collection, Break it Down, and said, “You have…

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October 26, 2010

What We’re Reading: Cutting for Stone

3 Comments October 26, 2010 • 3 Comments

Editors will tell you that there’s an occupational hazard that comes with the job. To wit: it can be hard to carve out time to read totally and utterly for pleasure.

That is why I…

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October 8, 2010

What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

4 Comments October 8, 2010 • 4 Comments

If you haven’t heard of Room by Emma Donoghue, or if you have but haven’t bought it yet, go buy it. Do it today. Immediately. Because I promise you will not be disappointed.

Donoghue has…

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September 17, 2010

What We’re Reading: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

No Comments September 17, 2010 • No Comments

Let me be straight with you, fellow readers. I wasn’t even finished with Freedom before I chose Jonathan Franzen’s novel to kick-start my “what-book-are-you-cheating-on-Algonquin- with” entry. Is it everything the critics have hyped it up…

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