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The Girls - Emma Cline

Lyrical and deadly, much like its historical inspiration, The Girls unfolds from the memories of a former member of a Manson Family-like cult, Evie. She starts to reminisce about her wayward summer when sharing a beach house with two teenagers who are (understandably) fascinated by her past. 305 more words

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Out - Natsuo Kirino

This one is not for the faint of heart. The novel introduces a constellation of characters at the start, and it is difficult to see how they are all going to fit together. 194 more words

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Cracking India - Bapsi Sidhwa

I did this one backward: I saw the movie first. Earth, the gorgeous interpretation by Deep Mehta, left a deep impression after I saw it in college. 213 more words

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Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel

Like Water for Chocolate, the first novel by Laura Esquivel starts with onions and a birth. Chopping onions, that bring about a wave of tears. This opening is apt because the entirety of the novel weaves together food and emotions. 405 more words

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[Reading]고양이를 입양했어요.

오늘 저희 가족은 고양이 한 마리를 입양했어요. 이 고양이는 우리가 봉사활동을 하고 있는 고양이 구조센터에 있던 고양이예요. 처음 이 고양이가 구조센터에 왔을 때 저는 한눈에 반했어요.

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2016: Year in Review

Odds are you don’t need me to tell you that 2016 was a rough year. Even leaving aside any political… happenstance, we lost a lot of great people in 2016. 961 more words

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