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Lives in Transit

by Karen Rigby

Helena Goscilo, Chair and Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures at Ohio State University, has edited a remarkably satiating, intelligent anthology featuring short stories by twenty-three of... Read More

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My Bookstore

by Jessica Henkle

In the conclusion to My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, Emily St. John Mandel says, “Things happen in independent bookstores that don’t happen in the other places where we buy books.”... Read More

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Grit Lit

by Hope Mills

There are versions of the South that sell glossy magazines. And then there’s the South itself: a little bit grittier, a little less polite. More fighting and less showering, more guzzling and less sipping As editor Tom Franklin... Read More

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Uncanny Valley

by Teresa Scollon

Imagine the journalist’s life: immersed in experience, on intimate terms with one’s subject, embarked on multiple and continuous journeys of discovery, and then asked to explain it all to a distractible audience. This is Lawrence... Read More

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First Blood

by Lia Skalkos

Once upon a time, vampires were not the sole literary domain of Twilight. As *First Blood: Birth of the Vampire—*an anthology of classic vampire literature—demonstrates, vampires have been ensnaring imaginations for centuries, and... Read More

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Literary Capital

by Trina Carter

Literary Capital: A Washington Reader is a collection of narratives by residents of and visitors to Washington, DC. In other words, a real grab bag. Reach in and pull out goodies from Dickens, Emerson, and Melville, or put them back and... Read More

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