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"T.C. Boyle."
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"T.C. Boyle."

"The Last Flight of Poxl West."
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"The Last Flight of Poxl West."

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'Poxl West' a Soaring First Flight

Torday’s indisputable, immense talent as a writer and storyteller manage to keep "The Last Flight" from dipping dangerously close to the haphazard.

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Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle

The most difficult thing…about being on the road on an endless tour is underwear. What are you gonna do about your underwear? You have to be in the same hotel for two days to get your underwear washed.

"God Help the Child."
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"God Help the Child."

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'God Help the Child' a Mature Morrison Child

The novel does not seem like a bid at another Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece. Short, plot-driven, and more colloquial than complexly poetic, the book is precisely the incisive fable it attempts to be.

"Lydia Davis Courtesy Photo"
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"Lydia Davis Courtesy Photo"

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Lydia Davis at the Harvard Book Store

“If there is any narrative in it at all, if there’s a little tiny scrap of narrative, if there’s an I, if there’s a thought, if there’s a ladybug doing something...then I think it is justified to call it a story,” she said.

Edible Books Festival
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Edible Books Festival

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‘The Fishermen’ Will Reel You In

Using the story of four young brothers as a magnifying lens, in "The Fishermen" Chigozie Obioma delves into the ways in which belief can build the deepest of bonds, only to eviscerate them in an instant.

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'After the Tall Timber' a Tall and Terrifying Collection

When Adler’s writing coheres into something merciless yet moral, centrist yet radical, it soars. “After the Tall Timber” is almost always an absorbing, enlivening read.

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‘The Physics of Sorrow’ Worth Getting Lost In

Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov’s “The Physics of Sorrow” unites formal experimentation with emotional resonance in a compelling exploration of how and why humans tell stories.

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'Past Habitual' a Bit Too Habitual

"Past Habitual" might have been much more successful had MacLochlainn resigned himself to simpler goals. Clean style and thematic impact are undervalued here, and the result is an interesting but rather muddled product.

The Jungle Book
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The Jungle Book

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ZZ Packer Speaks at the Barker Center

“I try to remind students that every word you are using is already in the dictionary. So you’re not coming up with new words, per se. What you are coming up with is ways to render a particular experience in words,” Packer said.

Massachusetts Hall
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Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
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John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
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Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard