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You Will Not Own a Porsche One Day 

In the garage of my childhood home is a large blown-up magazine story from Porsche Excellence Magazine mounted on a laminated plaque profiling the black Porsche my immigrant father had restored in his auto body shop. The Porsche is pictured from various angles, shimmering on a bed of bright green grass, sleek and sculptural. That car will be yours when you get into Stanford law school, my father would tantalize me – the same words immortalized in the text of the magazine article. …

by Nicole Skibola

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Course Discussion

In addition to reading one book a week this year, I’ve been reading two additional titles each month in my capacity as a member of two book clubs. Ideally, one or both clubs would choose books from time to time that overlap with my monthly theme …

by Roxanne Fequiere

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Early Reading Redux: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories

Is it any wonder that a voraciously curious, whip-smart young woman in search of answers—no matter the dark paths they lead her down—feels like the heroine we desperately need in the constantly swirling chaos of 2018?


by Olivia Aylmer

 
 
 
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Rebel Girls in Distress

 

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn spoke publicly for the first time in 1906, at the age of 15. This “mere slip of a girl” delivered a simple and radical message ...

 

by R.H. Lossin

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Like Clockwork

 

Yanking the smooth black laces taut on each foot, I stood up, wiggled my toes, and shifted my weight. …

 

by Roxanne Fequiere

 

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Recipe for Romance

“The sweetest woman in the world can be the meanest woman in the world,” goes the 1971 song “Thin Line Between Love and Hate.” Presumably, this goes for men, too, which is the incongruity at the center of Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game.

 

by Roxanne Fequiere

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The Cult of the Authoress

 

Renata Adler’s two novels—Speedboat and Pitch Dark, published in 1976 and 1983— ...

 

by Roxanne Fequiere

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A Regrettable Read

 

Have you ever looked back on a specific moment in your personal history, and realized, with frightening clarity, exactly how naive you were? 

 

by Roxanne Fequiere

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Sex Ed, By The Book

 

It was bound to happen. Little bookish me, growing up in a house with several bookshelves twice my size, each one of them overflowing with decades worth of my parents’ books ...

 

by Roxanne Fequiere

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On Crushes and Conversations

 

Alexa and Drew, the two main characters of Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date meet less than a page into the book’s first chapter.  ...

 

by Roxanne Fequiere

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In Defense of Froth

 

I wandered out of my room after powering through the second half of Valley of The Dolls, mildly dazed. It was my own fault, really ...

 

by Roxanne Fequiere

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For Doing the Laundry and Feeling Like a Murderess

 

Alias Grace is an historical novel based on the 1843 murders of Thomas Kinnear ...

 

By R.H. Lossin

 

 
 
 
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The GAL BC October Pick: 

 

The Haunting of Hill House

by Shirley Jackson

 
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Sofija Stefanovic
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This Alien Nation

 
 
 

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