by Ann Kjellberg, editor Book Clubs run the gamut from speaking to millions on TV or Instagram to a few friends with a bottle of wine. Where to place y…
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by Ann Kjellberg, editor Sometimes it seems like reading is the most sociable thing you do alone, or the most alone thing you do together. Book Clubs i…
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An acerbic critic turns her eye on our contemporary reality.
Ann Kjellberg
Anthropologist Sean Roberts walks readers back 250 years to learn the story of the Uyghur people and the Han Chinese rulers’ centuries-long conquest of…
Ann Kjellberg
Anyone who listens to Schumann's music will feel its illogical, irrational, almost unbalanced quality. It is the job of the critic to specify exactly h…
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Organized-crime journalist Misha Glenny considers Sarah Chayes's recent book about how globalization has created undreamt-of opportunities for corrupti…
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Samanta Schweblin is a cuentista, inheritor of a Latin American tradition that has used interwoven stories and fragmentary forms to meditate on periods…
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Few journalists have stayed long enough in Appalachia to do work grounded in its lived reality. Now we can add to that journalistic honor roll Chris Ha…
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In a downtime for municipalities, when there is stress on health, on well-being, on infrastructure, that libraries are going to be called upon more tha…
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We have been surrounded now, for a long time, suddenly, by death and threats of death—we walk in it, hide from it, fight it, fail at fighting it, watch…
Ann Kjellberg
Profound pulp with low sex and high energy. Some kind of hip, possibly para-political protest with sex in it; elitist-denying blue-collar elitism; anti…
Ann Kjellberg
Xiaolu Gou's characters arrive to displacement, loneliness, frugality, isolation, confusion, having left another version of loneliness, not fitting in,…
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