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September 19, 2018

George Bernard Shaw said: "The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time." In other words, stories that are deeply personal are also deeply universal. In this issue we've brought together a group of books that confirm Shaw's definition of great writing. Sarah Smarsh's Heartland is one, Award-winning investigative journalist Shane Bauer's...

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