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    Bewilderment

    In 2019, Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for The Overstory, a sprawling novel whose characters are obsessed with protecting magnificent trees. Although his follow-up, Bewilderment, has just as ...

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    Youth Environmental Activism

    In Richard Powers' Bewilderment, nine-year-old Robin Byrne is distressed at the plight of endangered species and commits to painting as many of them as he can, as well as undertaking one-kid protests ...

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    I'm the Girl

    YA author Courtney Summers doesn't believe in shielding her teenage readers from the world's darkest realities. From addressing the allure of cults in The Project to tracing a seemingly doomed revenge...

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    The History of Antler and Horn Décor

    In Courtney Summers' I'm the Girl, much of the plot focuses on the mysterious, imposing Aspera resort. Part of what gives Aspera its exotic and vaguely menacing atmosphere is the fact that its ...

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    They're Going to Love You

    Teenage Carlisle lives with her mother in Ohio, but their relationship has never felt particularly close. Though her mother shares her passion for dance, Carlisle longs to spend more time with her ...

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    Stravinsky's The Firebird

    The protagonist in Meg Howrey's novel, They're Going to Love You, is a choreographer, hired to create a new adaptation of Igor Stravinsky's renowned ballet, The Firebird. First staged in Paris in 1910...

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    The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen

    That irreplaceable feeling of everyone knowing your name. The yearning to be anonymous. Parents telling you that every single thing you do reflects on them. Family loyalty above all. This is just a ...

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    Simchat Torah

    Human connections are arguably at their most powerful when experienced through communal dance, music and other communication beyond words. Events such as these are highlighted numerous times in ...

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    Now Is Not the Time to Panic

    The edge is a shantytown filled with gold seekers. We are fugitives, and the law is skinny with hunger for us. You've almost certainly never heard this cryptic phrase before, but after reading Kevin ...

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    Street Artist Shepard Fairey

    In Kevin Wilson's Now Is Not the Time to Panic, the main characters decide to anonymously make a piece of art and post it publicly. This idea is part of a larger street art aesthetic that encompasses ...

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    Foster

    Irish author Claire Keegan is experiencing a surge in popularity, thanks to the selection of her 2021 novella Small Things Like These for the 2022 Booker Prize shortlist. Foster was Keegan's third...

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    Beyond the Book: Claire Keegan and the Art of Short Fiction

    Claire Keegan is a writer’s writer — lauded by the likes of William Trevor, who chose her first short story collection, Antarctica (1999), for the William Trevor Prize; Hilary Mantel, who ...

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