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“Calypso:” Dark Humor, Even for Sedaris

“Calypso” explores personal family dynamics that have only been briefly mentioned in the past, making this collection more tender and more painful than his others.

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Dear HOLLIS: Why?

I thought we were close, but you've been really difficult these past few weeks.

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Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee, who is the author of Free Food for Millionaires (2007) and Pachinko (2017), spoke about her publications and work at Emerson Hall.

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5 Books You Should Read This Summer

If you haven’t heard about “A Higher Loyalty,” you probably don’t live in the United States.

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Page to Screen: The Handmaid’s Tale

The TV series is a stark reminder that Atwood’s imagined dystopia is not so unimaginable in our current reality, and now, it’s coming back for a second season.

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‘Emergency Contact’ Redefines Millennial Romance

While “Emergency Contact” purports to be a novel about romance, it’s primarily a novel about technology.

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'10 Things I Hate About You,' Shakespeare, and Anne Tyler

So undo the damage “10 Things I Hate About You” has done, and read Tyler’s “Vinegar Girl” to experience what a real modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s most problematic play should be.

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Jo Nesbø’s ‘Macbeth’ a Gritty Take on a Classic

“Macbeth” is a page-turner, complete with an ominous atmosphere and action scenes galore, but ironically, the scenes that most closely evoke Shakespeare’s original fall flat.

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‘Noir’ Starts Strong, Loses Steam

Christopher Moore covers all his noir fiction bases as his latest novel incisively and delightfully lampoons the genre.

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‘I Have Lost My Way’ Has Lost Its Way

Although Forman has done notable job creating diverse and believable characters, the plot fluctuates between YA cliché tropes and moments that make little to no sense.

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'Every Note Played' Means Well But Fails to Read Well

Genova’s fifth book, describes Richard’s life after he moves back home so his ex-wife, Karina, can care for him.

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‘Circe’ Muses on Mythology and Mortality

​Madeline Miller knows how to weave a story.

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‘Voices from the Rust Belt’ a Lush and Varied Portrait of the Midwest

The collection of essays paints a complex and intensely beautiful picture of a world in decline

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“The Female Persuasion” Falls Short of Convincing

In trying to address too many of today’s problems with how women are treated, depicted, even idolized, Wolitzer spreads herself too thin.

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Owen Gingerich

Professor Emeritus Owen J. Gingerich owns the world's largest collection of ephemerides. The table shows the positions of celestial bodies in 1492.

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