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"I read "Consider The Oyster" and enjoyed the stories, the history, the biological descriptions of oysters. I want to make every recipe MFK Fischer offers in this piece. Looking forward to reading more from this compendium." Jan 19, 2019 01:24PM

 
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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
"I can’t help but have the feeling with this novel as I read it that it’s as hopelessly and cruelly outdated, in terms of its refusal to incorporate race in the story, as other sci fi novels of the past, those written by men mostly, were unaware of..." Read more of this review »
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On Mercy by Malcolm Bull
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Insurrecto by Gina Apostol
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I so enjoyed reading this novel. It captures the contemporary Philippines, The tragic historical Philippines, the glamorous Philippines that hosted the world championship Ali vs. Frazier boxing match and the filmsets for the obsession with cinematic ...more
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Insurrecto by Gina Apostol
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Granta 148 by Sigrid Rausing
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Ben Lerner enlivens a high school debate and turns the last paragraph into a query for the reader to start their own story.
“Innards” refers to an old man’s heart beating its last blood, but also the bloodline that runs from the man. Amor Towles cont
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Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing by Josh Ryan-Collins
"Reading 'Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing' gave me a strong sense of deja vu, as I studied much of what it covers as an undergrad, worked within it as a Local Planning Authority employee, and taught it as a postgrad. Thus I read this b..." Read more of this review »
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Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing by Josh Ryan-Collins
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Though I struggled with the econo-speak, the coded language of Economics, this book was an excellent analysis of the housing crisis, how we got here, and how we might create a way out.
How we go here is through random economic theories, universally ap
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I Will Destroy You by Nick Flynn
"I Will Destroy You is the modernized retelling of Icarus—except that, after the speaker’s fall, its protagonist is resurrected. In the opening poem, “Confessional,” he lays himself bare to the reader—“admits” to his faults, preparing the reader fo..." Read more of this review »
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Insurrecto by Gina Apostol
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