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Jeff Selinger is reading...

Benito Cereno  by Herman Melville

Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno” is a novella, a short novel. I read two of his novellas in high school (“Bartleby, the Scrivener” and “Billy...
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Emily Tong is reading...

Atonement  by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan captures the life of a child, Briony, who struggles with growing up too quickly. Her notion between the real world is tainted by the fantasy world,...
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Paul Hoffman is reading...

Forty Stories  by Donald Barthelme

A disgruntled princess, ax-wielding dryads, porcupine wranglers ...
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Sean Campos is reading...

Haunted house  by Pierre Reverdy

I got really into John Ashbery this summer, and stumbled across this translation he did of Pierre Reverdy’s Haunted House. After reading the brief seventy...
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Brianna Cornelius is reading...

Sula  by Toni Morrison

Sula is a book by Toni Morrison set in a Southern atmosphere post-slavery. It is centered around two friends, Sula and Nel, who are polar opposites of each...
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Professor Jennings is reading...

Home  by Marilynne Robinson

Although no one but me would notice, I’m a little sheepish about recommending Marilynne Robinson’s new book, Home, given that in last month’s Bowdoin...
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