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The Idiot

Posted June 2, 2017

Harvard, 1995. Enter the mind of Selin, the daughter of two Turkish immigrants. Wrapped up in the concept of language, she begins an e-mail correspondence with her Hungarian classmate, Ivan. “The Idiot” is a whip-smart, honest, funny comi…

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Dead Letters: A Novel

Posted April 27, 2017

Ava Antipova ran away from her family but two years later returns after the death of her twin sister Zelda. Ava doesn’t feel quite right about her sister’s death, which is justified when she receives a message--from Zelda. Now she has to …

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Posted August 1, 2016

Meet Eileen: Introspective, strange, and miserable. Set in the 1960s, Eileen is author Otessa Moshfegh’s second novel, following the critically acclaimed McGlue. 

Eileen works at a prison for young boys, takes care of her alcoholic father…

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Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

Posted May 2, 2016

Ever wonder how a stone’s worth is determined? Why we desire certain jewels? Or how a pearl is cultivated, or how diamonds are cut?

Yeah, me neither. I’ve never been that interested in jewelry. Well, let me clarify--jewelry’s great…

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Posted October 6, 2015

Lucy Knisley is a graphic novelist well-known for her autobiographical narratives, and one of my favorite artists. Her newest work is a bit more sobering than her past books: while her other graphic narratives convey themes of of freedom, passion, an…

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