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Louise Erdrich becomes first American Indian woman to win National Book Award

TweetErdrich’s book, The Round House, is about violence against American Indian women, and about one young man who confronts that violence when it finds its way into his home. According to CBS News, A clearly delighted and surprised Erdrich, who’s part Ojibwe, spoke in her tribal tongue and then switched to English as she dedicated [...]
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When I think of “Home”. Or reasons to watch “Homeland”.

Tweet  Writers don’t write from experience, though many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. – Nikki Giovanni You Guys: I have SO much TV to catch up on. The above [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: How Should a Person Be?

TweetI generally make it a policy to read any book that people say is being misunderstood by smart, serious men, so Sheila Heti’s much-discussed How Should a Person Be? has been on my list for a while. The book, which is described as “a novel from life” and is based on recorded conversations and emails [...]
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Vagina, by any other name.

Tweet When you opt to chronicle the cultural and scientific life of the vagina, surely, your finger is on the zeitgeist. Naomi Wolf’s new book, Vagina: A New Biography,  released today has already introduced us to some interesting reviews. Here’s Zoe Heller’s take: … Wolf’s belief that the vagina is integral to a woman’s sense [...]
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Quick hit: Liza Mundy on Colbert

TweetLast night, Liza Mundy, author of The Richer Sex, was the guest on The Colbert Report. Mundy’s book is really important, and if you haven’t already read it, I suggest you go borrow it from your local library this weekend. It’s a look at how the economy changes at both a macro and a micro [...]
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