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Coming of Age in a Cult: The Girls, by Emma Cline

“There was so much to destroy.” Every reader knows the sensation of getting really excited by the idea behind a book, then finding the execution is totally meh. When it … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rising China and the Dashed American Dream: The Wangs vs. the World

“Every immigrant is the person he might have been and the person he is” Charles Wang left China for the American dream and made it big. He’s been living it … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler: Book Review

“I wanted to say, My life is full. I chose this life because it’s a constant assault of color and taste and light and it’s raw and ugly and fast … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, by Ramona Ausubel: Book Review

“Nothing was more terrifying than what families could do to each other.” I’ve had a problem with a certain type of novel for a few years now: I’ve found that … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen: Book Review

“As Hegel said, tragedy was not the conflict between right and wrong but right and right, a dilemma none of us who wanted participate in history could escape.” The Sympathizer … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Barkskins, by Annie Proulx: Book Review

“All must pay the debt of nature.” Annie Proulx’s work up to now has been many things, some of them seemingly contradictory: terse, blunt, sharp, distant, poignant, violent, humane, and … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf: Book Review

“Who would have thought at this time in our lives that we’d still have something like this. That it turns out we’re not finished with changes and excitements. And not … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment