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Making Sense of Trauma: The Millions Interviews Melanie Abrams
Most writers have experienced some kind of trauma. Why else would we feel propelled to do this excruciating work if not partly to make sense of some of our wounds? The post Making Sense of Trauma: The Millions Interviews Melanie Abrams appeared firs
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An American Nightmare: The Millions Interviews Dave Eggers
For a liberal democracy, this is as far as we can go toward illiberal authoritarianism without completely breaking the American experiment. The post An American Nightmare: The Millions Interviews Dave Eggers appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Clarke, Akhtar, Nemerever, and More
Our own Thomas Beckwith takes a look at the notable books publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Clarke, Akhtar, Nemerever, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Writing, Always Writing: On Charles Baxter, Craft, and Aging
The sort of realism that I’ve practiced in the past isn’t adequate to the times we’re in. The post Writing, Always Writing: On Charles Baxter, Craft, and Aging appeared first on The Millions.
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Too Beautifully Sinister Not to Indulge: The Millions Interviews Adam Wilson
I keep trying to make every project as different from the previous one as possible, but I inevitably end up back on my bullshit, as the kids say. The post Too Beautifully Sinister Not to Indulge: The Millions Interviews Adam Wilson appeared first on
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The Millions Top Ten: August 2020
This month, we send two books to the Hall of Fame, and our own Nick Moran ponders individuality as it pertains to book recommendations and Millions readers. The post The Millions Top Ten: August 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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‘Pink Mountain on Locust Island’: Featured Fiction from Jamie Marina Lau
An excerpt from a debut novel Kirkus calls "hypnotizing and inscrutable." The post ‘Pink Mountain on Locust Island’: Featured Fiction from Jamie Marina Lau appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Nunez, Rankine, Bhatt, and More
This week brings new book from the likes of Sigrid Nunez, Claudia Rankine, and Jenny Bhatt, The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Nunez, Rankine, Bhatt, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Must-Read Poetry: September 2020
Our own Nick Ripatrazone takes a look at nine new books of poetry, including work by Sumita Chakraborty, Joy Priest, Ross Gay, and Dan Chiasson. The post Must-Read Poetry: September 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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September Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
September brings new books from Yaa Gyasi, Daisy Johnson, Emma Cline, Marilynne Robinson, Laila Lalami, Daniel Mendelsohn, and more. The post September Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Cline, Gyasi, Biss, Ferrante, and More
This week brings new books by Emma Cline, Yaa Gyasi, Eula Biss, and Elene Ferrante. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Cline, Gyasi, Biss, Ferrante, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Normal Was a Myth: On ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’
In the early days of the pandemic, I thought the most relevant horror would be zombie films. But we're past the initial shock of the health crisis, and at the curious moment where the most appropriate horror might be one of disorientation. The post N
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Fiction Is Freedom: On Martin Amis
Inside Story contains wonderful considerations of what it is to be a writer, the importance of reading while writing, and writing while reading. It offers, in a way, what Amis’s parents gave him: an insight into the lives of writers. The post Fiction
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Xiaolu Guo’s Search for a Perfect Home
The idea of authentic home and the idea of authentic love. Whether you’re married or not, I really think it’s what we miss in modern life. The post Xiaolu Guo’s Search for a Perfect Home appeared first on The Millions.
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Searching for Home: The Millions Interviews Aimee Nezhukumatathil
My mother and father were my first environmental teachers, and watching them hold their heads up high while they experienced racism and still maintained their sense of wonder absolutely informs how I shaped this book. The post Searching for Home: The
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Flynn, Johnson, Diamond, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from Nick Flynn, Daisy Johnson, Jason Diamond, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Flynn, Johnson, Diamond, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Pointing Toward Truth: The Millions Interviews David Hollander
I don’t really know what the lesson here is. It’s not exactly this uplifting story of perseverance, but it does seem like I had to surrender all hope before something good could happen. The post Pointing Toward Truth: The Millions Interviews David Ho
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Into the Wild: The Millions Interviews Alden Jones
I’m not saying memoirists should never use marriage as a final plot point. But if we can choose something else, if we resist that expectation, we can ask the culture to consider other ways women come to resolution. The post Into the Wild: The Million
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Rethinking Suburbia: The Millions Interviews Jason Diamond
I think Cheever really did a fantastic job of summing up what is dark and odd and messed up about the suburbs, and I think the suburbs do a fantastic job of summing up what is wrong with America in many ways. The post Rethinking Suburbia: The Million
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Humble Words Organized Beautifully: Ward Farnsworth on Style
Farnsworth's philosophy of composition is wonderfully anarchic when compared to the partisans of prescription who dominate the writing classroom and the style-guide racket. The post Humble Words Organized Beautifully: Ward Farnsworth on Style appeare
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Strauss, Gross, and More
This week brings new titles from Darin Strauss, Jessica Gross, Madeleine Ryan, Stanley Plumly, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, and Eliza Henry Jones. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Strauss, Gross, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Politics Is in Its DNA: On Jess Walter’s ‘The Cold Millions’
A cold city square fills with protesters. Armed police approach from all sides, penning them in, and a standoff ensues. Voices, signs, fists are raised. “We are here to stand against injustice,” shouts one man, only to be silenced by the swing of a s
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Over the Brink of Disaster: The Millions Interviews Elisa Gabbert
The only way to get through time alive is to spend a lot of it pretending that everything’s fine. The post Over the Brink of Disaster: The Millions Interviews Elisa Gabbert appeared first on The Millions.
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How ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ Saved My Life
Adams's way of viewing the galaxy was so innately appealing to me that I came to adopt it as my own, meeting the universe with my own absurdity whenever possible. The post How ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ Saved My Life appeared first on The
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The Millions Top Ten: July 2020
Finally, Millions readers take our own Nick Moran's advice. Also: this month's bestselling titles. The post The Millions Top Ten: July 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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Nate Marshall on Translating Life Onto the Page
Poet Nate Marshall spoke to Scott Simon at NPR about his new collection, Finna, and the ways the form has informed his perspective on the world. “I’ll tell you the point at which I knew I was a poet,” Marshall says. “I was 16, it was maybe a few week
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Gabbert, Manne, Marshall, and More
Our own Thomas Beckwith takes quick look at some notable books publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Gabbert, Manne, Marshall, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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The Time My Grandma Was in ‘Playboy’
Playboy showcased many celebrated writers: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Bernard Malamud, Joyce Carol Oates, Ursula K. Le Guin, John Updike, and Vladimir Nabokov. Had it showcased Corrine Hutner Wittenberg, too? The post The Time My Grandma Was in ‘Playboy’ ap
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My First Year as a Mother, I Only Read Women Authors. Here’s What I Learned.
I wanted to find inspiration and understanding in the voices of other women. It was reductive, I knew, to imagine other women were the solution, but at the same time I craved reductive thinking. I just wanted things to be simple, and to work. The pos
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Must-Read Poetry: August 2020
Our own Nick Ripatrazone looks at new poetry from Eduardo C. Corral, Shane McCrae, francine j. harris, Khadijah Queen, Benjamin Garcia, and Luke Hankins. The post Must-Read Poetry: August 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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