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David Chang’s ‘Eat a Peach’ Probes the Interiorites of Growth, Loss, and Reinvention

Between descriptions of staunch Korean churchgoers, high school bullies, hierarchical kitchens and the abyssal depths of mental illness, Chang elucidates the numerous personal struggles he navigated during adolescence and early adulthood.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
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Scholars Discuss Scientific Racism, Abolition in Radcliffe Panel On Zealy Daguerreotype Book

Scholars discussed the history of scientific racism and abolition through the lens of a new book on slave daguerreotypes in a panel hosted by the Radcliffe Institute Thursday afternoon.

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In ‘Home,’ Pensive Poetry Brings Disparate Worlds Together

“Home” lends its readers an experience that is at once fluid and thought-provoking, one that makes it easy to lose track of time and, more importantly, context.

Widener Library
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Toronto Professor Shams Discusses the Interconnectivity of Geopolitics and Immigration In Book Talk

University of Toronto Assistant Professor Tahseen Shams argued that conventional methods of analyzing immigrants’ conception of themselves have neglected to consider the influence of places located beyond the home and hostland in a Zoom webinar Wednesday.

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Listen Closely to Ono's ‘Echo on the Bay’

With its magical realist style, thematic substance, nuggets of oral history, and awkward dad jokes , “Echo on the Bay” is a challenging novel to categorize.

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Looking Back at ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’

“A Visit from the Goon Squad” is a book about time that tried to predict American life in 2020, and deserves to be revisited in 2020, ten years after its publication.

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Haunted by History: ‘Ghosts of Harvard’ Extends Far Beyond Its Storyline

“Ghosts of Harvard” initially portrays itself as a coming of age mystery: An anxious Harvard freshman with a complicated family background wants to discover the secrets behind her brother’s death.

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F*ckface Delivers on Its Eyecatching Title

“F*ckface” is an attention-grabbing title, and the twelve short stories within hold that attention.

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‘A Children’s Bible’ Delivers on Climate Angst and Biblical References

The Biblical framework works so well because it allows for the story to exist in the context of past crises humanity has faced.

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‘Godshot’ Falls Short of Glory

“Godshot” is written with consistent and competent execution, but it doesn’t grab the reader’s attention.

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‘Under the Rainbow’ Turned Me Straight

While Laskey’s attempt at a reckoning with homophobia is admirable, the book itself comes across as simplistic, vague, and lacking in serious critical thought.

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‘Seeing the Body’ Elegantly Evokes Facets of Pain

Griffiths describes herself in the series as “a woman whose spirit is both emaciated and exhilarated in the face of monumental loss.”

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‘Lake Like a Mirror’ is Hazy, Murky, and Haunting

Many of the stories end with no satisfying resolution. This ambiguity can be frustrating or soothing.

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‘The Resisters’ Resists Tropes, Falls Flat

The text’s novelty cannot overcome the fact that it will be too much baseball for some, too much technology for others, and only just right for the very few.

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Want to Watch ‘The Help’? Here Are 36 Things To Do Instead.

Want to watch “The Help?” Enjoy these Black entertainment staples instead.

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