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Red Joan by Jennie Rooney

As a reader, I’m kind of a sucker.

It’s easy to take me by surprise. I didn’t see any of it coming in Gone Girl. 262 more words

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The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

This was at least the third time I’ve read The Mayor of Casterbridge. Could be the fourth.  I was a big Thomas Hardy fan back in college.   873 more words

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Summer Reading: Middlesex

My wife has been recommending that I read Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex for years – often citing it as one of her top ten favourite books of all time (because winning a Pulitzer isn’t enough for me, apparently). 68 more words


Mr. Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo

Was it okay for Bernadine Evaristo to write this book?

I ask this question in light of the ongoing controversy over cultural appropriation, specifically who has the right to write about whom. 734 more words

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