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Susan Taubes, introduction by David Rieff: “Divorcing”

David Rieff discusses “Divorcing” by Susan Taubes: the reimagined end of an autobiographical marriage.

Garth Greenwell: Cleanness

Garth Greenwell discusses seeking human truths by writing into an abyss, and his new novel Cleanness.

Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: “The Freezer Door”

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book “The Freezer Door” explores the idea of radical visions not predicated on dominant forms.

Jen Craig: “Panthers and the Museum of Fire”

Jen Craig discusses writing “Panthers and the Museum of Fire,” a short and expansive book that feels immense, rich and complex.

Mary Ruefle: Dunce

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.

Douglas Stuart: “Shuggie Bain”

Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” is not a book to miss.

Charles Baxter: ‘The Sun Collective’

The eerie realism of Charles Baxter reaches an apotheosis in his new novel, “The Sun Collective.”

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