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    Books: Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye was published in 1988. At the time, I was a huge (and horrified) fan of The Handmaid’s Tale, which was...

    Books: Beautiful Days by Joyce Carol Oates

    In her famous 1929 extended essay A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf urges women to create their own forms of writing—not...

    Books: Love, Only Better by Paulette Stout

    In her novel Love, Only Better, Paulette Stout sets out to tell a story that not only entertains, but opens up a conversation about...

    Books: Girlhood by Melissa Febos: 7 Essays in Remembering

    The first essay is “Kettle Holes.” Spitting. Puberty. The Titanic: a ship thought to be too strong to sink. A friend boy chases her...

    Books: The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard

    I first read Jo Ann Beard’s 1999 memoir in essays, The Boys of My Youth, during a particularly vulnerable period. A friend who writes...

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    Books: I Hated This One: An Eclipse Reread

    I knew this one was bad, but I wasn’t prepared for the avalanche of nausea Eclipse brought me this go-round. I fully had to...

    The Tree of Life

    I just wanted to be in my car, with the windows up, listening to anything—a podcast, a book on tape, a wailing cat in heat—anything other than the sound of these voices in this clearing.

    Books: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

    Persepolis is a graphic memoir written and illustrated by Marjane Satrapi. It is an emotional, informative, and humorous memoir about what it was like...