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The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
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So I guess I never reviewed this? I've lost track of the details I need to be convincing, but I'll say simply that the pieces I love out of this--and there are several--are magnificent. The title essay is rightly praised, but it's this piece that stu ...more
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Nabokov's Quartet by Vladimir Nabokov
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Like most Nabokov, you can flip to any random page and find a gem of a sentence, but there's a reason I've never seen these stories elsewhere.
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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
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Sometimes, I hate borrowing a book.

This book demands to be marked up and noted in all the ways, so a borrower is left with two choices:

A) FOH. Just mark that thang. Screw that kind, book-lending sadsack chump of a friend o' yours. You're clearly ne
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Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
" Had I a "like" button, I wouldn't have had to leave this comment. "
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Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
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Damn. Damndamndamn. That's one helluva book.

Like the best, Quade introduces to us characters we have never seen or imagined but who seem immediately real in their stifled yearnings and smothered longings. Nearly all of the stories here manage to sta
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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
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Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
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So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood by Patrick Modiano
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I picked this up on a whim at the library, proving again that not all library whims are rewarded.

I hear the people who find this a moody meditation on the tinted glass of memory, but it didn't work for me.

Were I to blurb it, the publisher would lik
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Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
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