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In her stirring essay collection, Rebecca Solnit addresses communication issues between men and women, the mystery of Virginia Woolf, domestic violence and more—all in an immensely readable style that gracefully fluctuates between comic and scathing.
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Comprised of prose poems, photographs and haunting silhouettes, Harvey’s latest is an engrossing hybrid that highlights the poet’s quirky sensibilities. She begins with nine poems about mermaids, and from there builds a unique collection populated by martians and Ray Bradbury.
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Meet the delightful Madeleine Altimari, a nine-year-old aspiring jazz singer who plans to make her stage debut at the club The Cat’s Pajamas. She, her teacher and the nightclub’s owner star in Bertino’s novel, and their overlapping story has it all: heart, humor and a guy named Mongoose.
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Ng’s tender debut presents a portrait of the Lees, a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and mourning their sixteen-year-old daughter. The novel touches on the myriad paths grief may take, the secrets everyone keeps and how much a tragedy can affect relationships in a family.
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Two exceptional authors discuss Ng's debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, a truly engaging portrait of a mixed-race family coping with loss in the 1970s. Come for Ng's brilliant writing, stay for the wine reception.