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Archives about Anne Rasmussen

John Wray – The Lost Time Accidents

John Wray follows his acclaimed 2009 novel Lowboy with The Lost Time Accidents (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a rollicking comic novel which follows four generations of an eccentric and physics-obsessed family from early twentieth century Europe to present-day NYC, with many historical and geographical points in between. Narrator Waldemar “Waldy” Tolliver guides us through this

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February 8, 2016

Percival Everett: Half an Inch of Water

Percival Everett’s latest story collection, Half an Inch of Water (Graywolf Press) introduces the reader to a diverse cast of characters: horse trainers, veterinarians, ranchers, sheriffs, who live and work in the rural American west. Though Everett’s protagonists are not loners per se, the wide open spaces and sparse population of ranching communities in Wyoming

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October 19, 2015

Sonia Manzano – Becoming Maria

I run to our fourth-floor window, looking out for anything, when I see Uncle Eddie’s car pull up. Out spills his wife, Bon Bon; my uncle Frank; his wife, Iris; and my beautiful mother. She is dressed in a soft-colored yellow dress with pleats down the front that she made herself. My father enters my

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September 14, 2015

“The world of Kitchens is all around me.” A conversation with J. Ryan Stradal

One of the things that Eva hated the most about being a kid was how everyone always told her that childhood was the best time of their entire lives, and don’t grow up too fast, and enjoy those carefree days while you can. In those moments, her body felt like the world’s smallest prison, and

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August 10, 2015

“It is all too human to mean well and yet to inflict harm.” A conversation withMaggie Mitchell

They were glad to have us back, of course. But nothing was the same. It was as if we had returned from the dead, as if we were tainted somehow. Our unlikely survival made us guilty. We must have sold our souls, I could see them thinking—or worse. Undoubtedly, it had not been our fault

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July 20, 2015

“Art is supposed to rattle us.” In conversation with Robin McLean

By nature a bus is a vehicle with an amiable face. It belched blue and the haze flew up bluer between soaring glass, steel, brick. The city was sticky and hard. For example, if a guy didn’t notice the white ground or the winter-bare trees in the median islands or the manhole covers rusted and

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July 6, 2015

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