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  • loner

    Loner by Teddy Wayne

    He’s quiet. He’s shy. He’s insecure. He’s David Federman, one of the most gifted students to come out of his New Jersey high school. Determined to make a fresh start at Harvard,…

  • Devil

    The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock

    Despite only having two published books, Donald Ray Pollock is one of my favorite authors. For over a year (about two seconds after I heard he was publishing one), I’ve been looking…

  • The Girls

    The Girls by Emma Cline

    Being a girl is a tricky business, being a teenage girl even more so. If you got mad, you were crazy, and if you didn’t react, you were a bitch. The only…

  • marrow

    Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith

    Twenty years ago, Lucie was a young girl living on an isolated island in the Puget Sound. Twenty years ago, an earthquake devastated that region, sending tidal waves that ranged all the…