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Coming of age a recent trope in fiction

By EMMA DANIELS – 7 years ago

In the recent past, young adult novels–John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” series, and earlier, J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series–have experienced a swell of…

Gone Girl a thrilling, unpredictable ride

By JACK OWEN – 8 years ago

With Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn has established herself as the master of creepy. Her first two novels, Sharp Objects and Dark Places, both thrillers, were met with high critical acclaim.…

Sisterland unearths themes of twinhood

By EMMA DANIELS – 8 years ago

At the outset of Sisterland, Curtis Sittenfeld’s newest novel, twin sisters Violet and Kate have an argument over lunch, a typical sibling squabble. Vi—a single, queer psychic—criticizes Kate for a…