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Kara Clark, assistant at a law firm, and Hannah Ryan-Humphrey, who does freelance art installation work, are new college graduates who met as first-year roommates. “I love how you described what you were wearing before,” Ms. Clark told Ms. Ryan-Humphrey. “Oh, yeah, when I’m wearing these shorts I look like a middle-school techie for a middle-school play,” said Ms. Ryan-Humphrey, who was wearing black cutoffs, a loose shirt and beaten-up Chelsea boots.

She got the shorts as a hand-me-down, but in a “semi-insulting way,” she said. “These don’t fit me anymore because I lost my baby fat,” Ms. Ryan-Humphrey’s friend told her. “I like them, but I think about it every time I wear them. How do they fit my body? How did they fit hers?”

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Check out the website for Senator Wendy Davis’ upcoming memoir with a brand new book trailer, tour dates and more! http://www.forgettingtobeafraid.com/ 

Check out the website for Senator Wendy Davis’ upcoming memoir with a brand new book trailer, tour dates and more! http://www.forgettingtobeafraid.com/ 

— 2 weeks ago
Hope all the dads out there had a wonderful Father’s Day!

Hope all the dads out there had a wonderful Father’s Day!

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Things I underlined in: Shirley, a novel by Susan Scarf Merrell →

hollycreates:

A hole in the fabric of one day and entry into another.

the way they clawed at life

No better way to clean a stranger’s hairs from a sink basin than to imagine oneself a poetic figure burdened by an unraveling story-

Oh, and this: that so much of what happens can’t ever be proved- the bet we…

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nprbooks:

Today in Cool Stuff in the Mail, it’s The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds, which takes those Anne Taintor magnets I bet EVERY ONE OF YOU has owned at some point and remixes them with, well, troubled birds.

(I’m especially excited about this because previously, everyone I knew had those magnets but I had no idea where they were actually from)

— Petra

The NPR Books team loves GUIDE TO TROUBLED BIRDS as much as we do!!

— 3 months ago with 1800 notes

libraryjournal:

classicpenguin:

universitybookstore:

Delighted to see Shirley Jackson having something of resurgence (again) with the Penguin reissue of her novels, and the Library of America edition of Novels and Stories.

Glad you’re enjoying it! We’re so thrilled to be a part of this.

There must be something in the air! The author of the classic short story “The Lottery” is also the protagonist  in a new psychological thriller entitled (what else?) Shirley (Blue Rider Pr., June) by Susan Scarf Merrell.

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