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The Red Word by Sarah Henstra
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It's the feminists versus the frat boys in this novel that considers campus life, traditions, sex, rape, friendships, media, mentorship, truth, revenge.

There's a lot going on here and it gets pretty grim. Lapped this up in like 4 minutes and I'm stil
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Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
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The title character is murdered early on, leaving a bereft boyfriend in the care of his high school bestie, a guy minutes from retiring from the military. Boyfriend, nearly catatonic, lies around in his underwear and listens to a popular conspiracy t ...more
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Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
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The title character is murdered early on, leaving a bereft boyfriend in the care of his high school bestie, a guy minutes from retiring from the military. Boyfriend, nearly catatonic, lies around in his underwear and listens to a popular conspiracy t ...more
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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
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A young woman with a decent amount of incoming cash -- dead parents -- and few social connections -- again with the dead parents -- experiments with drugs and sleeping away a year. She's helped along by a dizzy therapist who is heavy on the prescript ...more
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Against Memoir by Michelle Tea
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I like Tea's longer pieces where she really delves into, say, a women's music festival in Michigan -- and a counter festival -- that becomes problematic. Her voice, her style, her perspective is always worth reading. I'm not as into the transcripts f ...more
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
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A young woman with a decent amount of incoming cash -- dead parents -- and few social connections -- again with the dead parents -- experiments with drugs and sleeping away a year. She's helped along by a dizzy therapist who is heavy on the prescript ...more
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From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
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Doughty investigates how different cultures handle dead bodies in this super great, not-so-serious look at death. There's a place in Colorado where they have open-air cremation. Sometimes bodies are stacked on platforms and later, the skin and muscle ...more
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The Book of Beasties by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann
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Everyone should have a copy of this book close at hand so they can dig in and find out why the keep seeing butterflies or bunnies or have two nights in a row dreamt of snakes. Love, love, love Seidelmann's writing style: conversational, funny, intuit ...more
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Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
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I love part one. A young woman and an older, super-established writer who has achieved celebrity status, begin a relationship. He calls her. She, an old-soul, visits him. They listen to baseball games, watch old movies. They might sleep together. She ...more
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