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Charlotte Innes

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Slaughter of Innocents

Art by Elizabeth Uyehara THE WHITE BONE | By BARBARA GOWDY | Metropolitan Books | 330 pages | $23 hardcover Barbara Gowdy’s last novel, Mister Sandman, was the remarkable, and remarkably funny, tale of an urban, Watergate-era family struggling with its internal differences — gay parents, a brain-damaged daughter who......
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Find Her, Keep Her

Photo courtesy ofColumbia University PressMy best friend from my teenage years died of a mysterious brain disease more than 20 years ago, when we were both barely out of college, leaving me with an intolerable sense of unfinished business. Lately, though, my thoughts have turned with surprising regularity and intensity......
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Nasty, Brutish and Not Very Clean

It’s 6 a.m. in New York City. The fourth car alarm to go off in the past hour shows no sign of letting up, and I’m ready to kill. I call the local precinct. "There’s a car alarm that won’t stop. I can’t sleep. Can you do something?" "Okay. We’ll......