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An Unthinkable Existence: David Levithan’s “Every Day”

In writing, love is cruel. It is stitched together with “yeses” and “nos” and is built from the bottom up with pieces that cannot not synchronize; that is, with bits that refuse to fit to form. What is a love story without … Continue reading

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Lyndsay Faye’s “Dust and Shadow: An account of the Ripper Killings” and “Gods of Gotham” reviews

Few, if any, characters outside the confines of fiction have made such profound impacts on the world of horror and inhumanity as Jack the Ripper. To the cursory reading John Does of the world, the name might bear the image … Continue reading

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Ramona Ausubel’s “No One is Here Except All of Us:” A wordy rendering

In the tradition of Robin Hood and the much more recent “Defiance” (“The Bielski Partisans”), Ramona Ausubel’s latest (and first) novel: “No One Is Here Except All Of Us,” gives readers a story of heroic peasant alacrity. In this case, … Continue reading

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