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Jung Yun – Shelter

At thirty-six, Kyung is beginning to accept the possibility that his fortunes will never change. It bewilders him, though, how he followed his father’s example, but produced such different results. From an early age, he was led to believe that if he studied hard and worked even harder, he’d eventually be rewarded for his efforts.

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March 14, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: January 24, 2016

Dumping snow, possibly South End, Boston Public Library

While the East Coast is being pounded with snow, the entire country should be taking time for tea and reading in solidarity. In this week’s roundup of industry news we see a few common threads: corporate controversy, representation of slavery in literature, big-hitting book deals, and remembering icons who passed. Ready? Set? Read!

January 24, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: January 3, 2016

2015 in review

Happy New Year from Late Night Library! We hope that your holiday was filled with good food, great friends and family, and exceptional books. This week, we bring you a roundup of news stories in the style of #2015bestnine and just a few prospectuses and resolutions for 2016. Ready? Set? Read!

January 3, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: December 6, 2015

criss-cross writing

As bookstores look forward to the holiday sales season, readers and media reflect on the past year, including the best books, the most overlooked books, and what makes a writer worth reading. It’s also the season of fundraisers, so if you haven’t already donated to or voted for Late Night Library Library, we’d love your

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December 6, 2015

“To listen to the words, to hear their musicality.” A conversation with Julie Iromuanya

Annually, when his father sent him tuition money, Job stored it in a savings bond. Even as his father’s business in Nigeria began their decline, somehow, faithfully, he managed to send Job the money to educate him abroad. His father even bragged to his friends that is was the duty of the old to care

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June 29, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: May 10, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: May 10, 2015

As spring fades to summer and the country responds to political campaigns, race relations, and international affairs, the book industry is following suit with a week’s worth of social justice updates from a theft in Colombia to publicity for feminist and diversity campaigns. Our footnotes similarly reflect an activist interest with McSweeney’s Kickstarter launches and

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May 10, 2015

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