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‘Human Matter’ Dredges up the Dark History of the Guatemalan Civil War

by | Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 7:00 CST
Rodrigo Rey Rosa’s novel has plenty of intrigue, but bumps up against the limits of the autofiction genre.
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Burn It All Down

Ben Fountain’s new book of essays chronicles the ascent of Trumpism with a keen eye for the past, present and future.

The rise of Donald J. Trump repeatedly confounded political scholars, reporters, pundits and campaign operatives alike. Time after time, those who closely follo...Read More

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Heartland is an Honest, Poetic Meditation on Class in America

Journalist Sarah Smarsh’s book encapsulates what it’s like to grow up in the forgotten farm fields of America, artfully mixing anecdote with political context and societal commentary.

Having fun during a Kansas winter, as Sarah Smarsh writes in her new memoir, Heartland, requires creativity: “Lots of snow, no hills.” In one memora...Read More

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