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    COCKFOSTERS

    JUNE 7, 2017

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COCKFOSTERS

by Helen Simpson

Simpson’s stories pack a quiet emotional power that extends beyond their pages. Full review >

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    BARK

    FEB. 25, 2014

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BARK

by Lorrie Moore

In stories both dark and wry, Moore wields a scalpel with surgical precision. Full review >

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    HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

    APRIL 10, 2018

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HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

In an era when writers of color are broadening the space in which class and culture as well as race are examined,... Full review >

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    FLORIDA

    JUNE 5, 2018

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FLORIDA

by Lauren Groff

A literary tour de force of precariousness set in a blistering place, a state shaped like a gun. Full review >

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    THE WORLD DOESN'T REQUIRE YOU

    AUG. 20, 2019

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THE WORLD DOESN'T REQUIRE YOU

by Rion Amilcar Scott

Mordantly bizarre and trenchantly observant, these stories stake out fresh territory in the nation’s literary landscape. Full review >

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    IN THE COUNTRY

    JUNE 16, 2015

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IN THE COUNTRY

by Mia Alvar

A triumphant, singular collection deserving of every accolade it will likely receive. Full review >

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    A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN

    AUG. 18, 2015

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A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN

by Lucia Berlin ; edited by Stephen Emerson

A testament to a writer whose explorations of society’s rougher corners deserve wider attention. Full review >

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    BAREFOOT DOGS

    MARCH 10, 2015

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BAREFOOT DOGS

by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

A nimble debut that demonstrates not a singular narrative voice but a realistic chorus of them. Full review >

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