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Late Summer 2013 Reading List

Late Summer 2013 reading list books

Our staff’s late summer reading list includes titles from Masha Hamilton, Mark Kurlansky, Kate Zambreno, Tao Lin, Mary Ruefle, Matt Pine, Jesse Ball, Carol Shields, and more.

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Birnbaum’s reading list: Blake Bailey’s bios, Canadian writer Joseph Boyden, and more

I have read neither Richard Yates nor John Cheever’s writings, but I have enjoyed Blake Bailey’s bios–first of Yates and now John Cheever.

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Colum McCann

Colum McCann

“In America, as in most western countries, the writer is not really feared any more. Nobody fears your bite. So you have to work from a reckless inner need.”

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