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  • 7 years ago | Books

    In a story titled “The Anthropology of Sex,” a 37-year-old woman broods over a long-ago affair with her literature professor — the man’s wife happened to be 37 at the time — and commemorates the guilty event by imagin...

  • 8 years ago | Books

    The pieces that make up author and political activist Stephen Elliott’s new collection, My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up, tell the story of a sex life, from its awkward, teenage beginnings to the first moments in which Elliott...

  • 9 years ago | Books

    The country of Inner Horner is so small that only one of its six citizens can occupy it at any given time, while the other five must stand in a Short Term Residency Zone on soil loaned to them by the (relatively) great and powerful country of Oute...

  • 11 years ago | Books

    The Grave of God’s Daughter, by Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and Los Angeles resident Brett Ellen Block, is about as finely wrought a work of fiction as one could hope to read. The premise is thoroughly unoriginal, but that hardly mat...

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  • 13 years ago | Books

    Illustration by Alison Elizabeth Taylor THIS HAS BEEN THE SUMMER OF BONES. ALICE Sebold's The Lovely Bones, told from the point of view of 14-year-old Long Beach murder victim Susie Salmon, has overshadowed every other book of the season with 1.3 ...