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    The novel “The White Book” delicately threads themes of life, innocence, death and grief

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    July 18, 2020
    “Is it because of some billowing whiteness within us, unsullied, inviolate, that out encounters with objects so pristine never fail to leave us moved?” (Page 79, The White Book .) The White Book by Han Kang is a poetic novel that reads almost like a meditation or prayer on the color white. The...
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    16 Thriller Books That'll Give You Instant Goosebumps

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    July 2, 2020
    We’re still a few months out—at least—from being able to get our thrills at amusement parks, sporting events, and escape rooms, but adrenaline junkies still have one place to turn to get their fix: the bookshelf. For fans of heart-pounding stories of crime and suspense, nothing makes for a better...
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    [Audio Book] The White BookHan Kang

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize From Booker Prize-winner and literary phenomenon Han Kang, a lyrical and disquieting exploration of personal grief, written through the prism of the color white While on a writer's residency, a nameless narrator wanders the twin white worlds...
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    EXPERIMENTAL WRITING BY CONTEMPORARY WOMEN AUTHORS

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    June 17, 2020
    The world of experimental writing tends to be very homogenous. The publishing industry gives men, especially white cis straight men, more room to blend genres, push boundaries, and simply be weird in their writing. People in positions of power are more often given the chance to break convention...
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    7 OF THE BEST AND WORST DINNERS AND DINNER PARTIES IN FICTION

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    June 15, 2020
    Whether upscale or casual, planned or spontaneous, dinner is an event at which you’re supposed to behave yourself. This makes it an event ripe for mix-ups, screw-ups, and explosive moments. At the same time, dinners allow for time to bask in the presence of others, cementing memories for years to...
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    SOUTH KOREA: IS WORLD-FAMOUS AUTHOR BAE SUAH “UN-KOREAN?”

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    May 27, 2020
    Why, for the past fifteen years, has literary icon Bae Suah — author of at least twelve sensationally popular surrealist novels, several short story collections, winner of two Korean literary prizes and a world-famous translator of other novelists — been called, by some critics, “un-Korean?”
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    Book Club newsletter: Emily St. John Mandel on books, pandemic cooking and ‘Station Eleven’ tattoos

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    May 9, 2020
    Good morning, and welcome to the L.A. Times Book Club newsletter. As her May 19 book club chat approaches, author Emily St. John Mandel shared her current obsessions, from favorite reads to tattoos inspired by her bestselling pandemic page-turner “Station Eleven.”
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    Untold Night and Day: A Novel

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    2020
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    A seductive, disorienting novel that manipulates the fragile line between dreams and reality, by South Korea’s leading contemporary writer A startling and boundary-pushing novel, Untold Night and Day...
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    Untold Night and DayBae Su-ah

    A hypnotic, disorienting story of parallel lives unfolding over a day and a night in the sweltering heat of Seoul's summer For two years, twenty-eight-year-old Kim Ayami has worked at Seoul's only audio theatre for the blind. But now the theatre is shutting down and Ayami's future is uncertain. Her...

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