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How Should a Person Be?

Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a twenty something playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When ...

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As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil: The Impossible Life of Mary Benson

Through her marriage to Edward White Benson, whose career would take him from success as a young head schoolmaster to ...

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Something Like Happy

A collection of masterpieces in short fiction in praise of hope, from prize-winning author John Burnside.

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Hill Farm

Hill Farm tells the story of what appears to be a perfectly ordinary farming family living in a perfect village ...

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The Beginner's Goodbye

When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have ...

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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything

What's the difference between translating unprepared natural speech, and translating Madame Bovary? How do you translate a joke? What's the ...

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