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Blood Ties

There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya is a collection of three translated novellas about the hardship of family life in Russia. Much like the previous book I reviewed by this … Continue reading

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The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai is a novel told in reverse. Makkai begins with a cast of characters living in 1999 on a North Shore estate in Lake Forest, IL, which had formerly been an artist community. The story then … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Town

The New York Stories by John O’Hara is a newly published collection of short stories written by one of the most prolific short story writers in America.  As can be gleaned from the book’s title, the stories were originally published in The … Continue reading

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