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Intersex Reading MIDDLESEX

An intersex reader on the experience of reading Jeffrey Eugenides' MIDDLESEX, a story about an intersex character, and searching for representation.

5 Fiction and Non-Fiction Books About Detroit

If you were to offer me a free trip anywhere in the U.S., I would choose Detroit. Here are five must-read fiction and non-fiction books about Detroit.

Books That Helped Me Grieve for My Mother

A personal list of books that helped one reader grieve.

On Reading a Book at the “Right” Time

How the experience of reading a book changes as you change.

9 Excellent Mustaches in Literature Today

This list is in no particular order, but it’s a collection of excellent mustaches in the world of literature. We’ve ...

Back to School: 10 Books For Reliving Those College Days

It is that time of year when our local stores are running Back to School sales on everything from pencils ...

Our Favorite Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels

Love it or hate it, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt just won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. (Personally, I LOVE ...

Good Writers, Bad Blurbs: A Top 8 List

For obvious reasons, established writers are usually very selective about which novels they’ll blurb. Perhaps, sometimes, they should be more ...

Why aren’t Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult Pissed at Jeffrey Eugenides?

There’s nothing I love more than a good literary scandal. It’s so deliciously incongruous. Book people are supposed to be ...

Top Five AWOL Novelists: Was It Something I Said?

You know what would be kind of awesome? If cream-‘o’-the-crop novelists like Jonathan Franzen, Haruki Murakami and Jeffrey Eugenides published ...

PUB DAY: The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides

Here’s an unusual, slightly silly way to tell how popular a modern novel is: Check its Wikipedia page. If the ...