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December 14, 2016

A Year in Reading: Dimitry Elias Léger 0

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I became so at ease with the modest pleasures of non-writer life in our bucolic corner of the world that I left town, like, only twice. And get this: I barely read any books.

December 14, 2016

A Year in Reading: Brit Bennett 0

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In a world of constant connection, who hasn’t wanted to disappear and start over?

December 13, 2016

A Year in Reading: Leila Aboulela 0

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Because they are not in opposition to each other, the exchanges are revealing rather than combative, peeling back layers and circling topics from different angles.

December 13, 2016

A Year in Reading: Anthony Marra 0

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The book that stuck with me most is The Big Con by David Maurer, a social anthropology of grifters, swindlers, and confidence artists that provided me an unexpectedly useful lens to view Donald Trump.

December 13, 2016

A Year in Reading: Bridgett M. Davis 0

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The best books I’ve read this year are themselves a prescient compilation, a kind of personalized, serial guidebook for the new world order we now inhabit.

December 13, 2016

A Year in Reading: Natashia Deón 1

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I believe that words are swords. For my purposes, swords against injustice, a voice to the marginalized. Words are power that come from our lips, or are read from our pages.

December 12, 2016

A Year in Reading: Ed Yong 0

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It’s shocking, beautifully written, and, with white supremacy knocking on the White House door, more important than ever. Some books are great, some books are essential. White Rage is the latter.

December 12, 2016

A Year in Reading: Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 0

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What a relief to be reminded of the vital importance of books when it feels like the world around is crumbling. Worth remembering as we stumble together into 2017.

December 12, 2016

A Year in Reading: Kiese Laymon 1

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It was the stuff I read online, in magazines, or poems I heard in person that made my heart quake this year.

December 11, 2016

A Year in Reading: Anne K. Yoder 1

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How does one reconcile the impossibility of making a difference in the world while attempting to live as if you still can?