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Erika Sanchez joins MashReads with her lauded debut novel ‘I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter’

[ad_1] Erika Sanchez and her new novel.Image: Robyn Lindemann / Penguin Random HouseBy Aliza Weinberger2017-10-17 18:46:53 UTC Growing up with strict familial expectations is hard, especially with a seemingly "perfect" older sibling. But if that sibling were to suddenly and tragically pass away, that gulf...

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Gabriel Tallent knows his book ‘My Absolute Darling’ is painful to read. For him, that’s the point.

[ad_1] Image: MJ Franklin/ MashableBy MJ Franklin2017-10-16 16:12:30 UTC Author Gabriel Tallent has a theory about literature: "I think good books ask us to be courageous readers." It's an apt suggestion, especially with his debut novel My Absolute Darling. The book follows a 14-year-old girl, Turtle Alveston,...

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Danez Smith’s ‘Don’t Call Us Dead’ contains one of the most breathtaking poems you read all year

[ad_1] Midway through their poem, "summer, somewhere," Danez Smith offers a vision of utopia: "Paradise is a world where everything/ is sanctuary & nothing is a gun." The poem, the opening of Smith's National Book Award-nominated collection Don't Call Us Dead, is a 25-page long elegy...

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Gabriel Tallent joins MashReads with his brutal yet unforgettable debut novel ‘My Absolute Darling’

[ad_1] Image: Courtesy of Riverhead BooksBy MJ Franklin2017-09-15 20:00:43 UTC It's hard to describe Gabriel Tallent's debut novel My Absolute Darling without using a ton of "buts" and "ands." It's a breathtaking debut novel, but it's absolutely brutal and one of the most painful stories you'll...

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