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Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Discuss New #MeToo Memoir with Ashley Judd

Jodi Kantor can still remember the moment Harvey Weinstein arrived at the offices of the New York Times.

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Leslie Jamison

Leslie Jamison is a novelist and essay writer who directs the non-fiction concentration in writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

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‘The Giver of Stars’ Is A Heartwarming, If Predictable, Read

In "The Giver of Stars," Moyne creates a heart-warming tale of love, loss, and liberation.

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Caroline R. Kaufman ’21 Reads from ‘When the World Didn’t End’ at Harvard Book Store

The collection is the follow-up to Kaufman’s debut book “Light Filters In,” an exploration of depression and sexual assault.

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‘The Fountains of Silence’ Illuminates Spain’s Darkest Corners

In a masterwork of historical fiction, Ruta Sepetys creates a literary pilgrimage to Spain in 1957.

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‘Ninth House’ Brings the Ghosts Out of Yale

What makes “Ninth House” so compelling — and, at times, painfully self-conscious — is its unnerving plausibility.

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Petina Gappah On Strong Voices in ‘Out of Darkness, Shining Light’ at the Harvard Bookstore

The discussion centered on the extensive writing process that went into “Out of Darkness, Shining Light.”

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‘The Nickel Boys’ is Both a Shattering and Deeply Necessary Read

“The Nickel Boys” starts out hopeful in a way that signals that things will go wrong very quickly.

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‘Doxology’ Is a Parody — Thankfully, Not Of Itself

“Doxology” is a funny romp through nearly three decades.

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Ben Lerner’s ‘The Topeka School’ Explores Poetry, Masculinity, and Politics in Middle America

Lerner is peering through the convex mirror of our discourse, but still writing —  writing towards a truer language on its other side.

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‘The Snakes’ Sadly Sheds its Claim as a Thriller Thanks to Disjointed Narrative

“The Snakes” will intimately acquaint any reader with the French police process, which can be either riveting or horrifically boring

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‘The Most Fun We Ever Had’ is the Most Fun I Ever Had

“The Most Fun We Ever Had,” chronicles the life of a family over the course of a year, yet it passes as quickly as the pages turn.

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‘The Sentence Is Death’ Needs to Watch Its Wording

Horowitz is no stranger to the mystery novel, but “The Sentence is Death” is unfortunately his least exciting foray into the genre.

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‘Lost Roses’ Brings to Life the Russian Revolution

There are great elements to “Lost Roses,” but more often than not they are caught in the crossfire of extreme symbolism or frankly impossible coincidence.

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‘States of Mind’ Offers a Subtle Yet Powerful Representation of Mental Illness

The Guillon duo fully illustrates the circularity and repetitiveness of having a mental illness, showing that one step forward could lead to two steps back.

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