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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »


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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Sisters Brothers

Emily Dawson, January 3, 2012

I was so drawn to the cover art I couldn't help pick it up, just hoping the writing would be as good. I've since bought copies to distribute and have recommended it many times. The book takes place back in the gold country days, and has a classic western structure but a modernist feel. It is fairly minimalist but with vivid, powerful imagery and original, distinct characters. One of the best books of the year!
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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.) by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (P.S.)

Emily Dawson, September 1, 2011

Could also be titled "the history of love." It has changed the way I view humanity in the most compassionate, loving way possible. This book approaches answering the question "what the heck is wrong with everyone?"
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