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Fear of Male Entitlement

 

“Oh, no,” I thought to myself as I settled into the first chapter of Caroline Kepnes’ You. “I hate this.”

 

by Roxanne Fequiere

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On Post-Grad Girl Gangs

“Based on the novel by Mary McCarthy, The Group was one of the slickest and most highly publicized cinematic soap operas of the 1960s. …”

by Roxanne Fequiere

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For When You Don’t Know How to Feel About Family

As the year draws to a close, I am swept into the ceremonial current of heavy dinners, forced family gatherings, and a pressure to love unconditionally.

by Katherine Lu

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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. …

by Roxanne Fequiere

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For Those “End of Days” Days (aka After Reading The News) 

 

Recommending Tracy K. Smith’s Life on Mars is not a revelation.

 

by Meredith Westgate

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Scare Stories

The very first thing that I can recall fearing—viscerally, with all the requisite stomach drops and involuntary cringing included …

by Roxanne Fequiere

 
 

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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. …

by Nicole Skibola

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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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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—


by Olivia Aylmer

The Cult of the Authoress

 

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

 

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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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 January Pick: 

 

Emergent Strategy

Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

by Adrienne Maree Brown

 
 

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