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The Girl in the Picture

Precocious puberty and its reflection

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Sea of Tranquility

From Aurelia, Aurélia, a memoir, which will be published this month by Graywolf Press. The driver let me out at the foot of an unpaved lane bordered by trees, their…

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The Bodies in The Forest

By Masha Gessen, from Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia, which will be published next month by Columbia Global Reports. Gessen’s book The Future Is History won…

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What Remains

By Richard Lloyd Parry, from Ghosts of the Tsunami, which was published this month by MCD. Parry is the Asia editor of the Times of London. On the afternoon of…

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The March on Everywhere

The ragged glory of female activism

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The Emigrants

From a letter written in 1905 by Friedrich Trump, Donald Trump’s grandfather, to Luitpold, prince regent of Bavaria. Trump had been ordered to leave Bavaria for failing to complete mandatory…

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The Curse

By Javier Marías, from To Begin at the Beginning, a reflection on the art of writing fiction. The book was published in October by Sylph Editions as part of their…

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The City That Bleeds

Freddie Gray and the makings of an American uprising

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July 2016

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