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Author Archive: Susan Maguire

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Walking around in Others’ Shoes (with Your Book Group)
By February 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Walking around in Others’ Shoes (with Your Book Group)

I am an eternal optimist. This tendency to think things will work out for the best is sometimes at odds with my inner curmudgeon, but what can you do? I like to think this conflict keeps my also-inner Pollyanna in check, but sometimes, that Pollyanna is strong. Take, for example, the time my book group […]

Posted in: Book Groups
The Best Novels of 2017 (That Won’t Make You Think Too Hard)
By December 20, 2017 5 Comments Read More →

The Best Novels of 2017 (That Won’t Make You Think Too Hard)

Listen, I’m not here to participate in a turf war between literary fiction and genre fiction. Especially since, as a librarian, I am professionally hardwired to distinctly not judge a person’s literary tastes. That said, many year-end lists make me feel a little. . . left out. Not that Jesmyn Ward and Roxane Gay and […]

Posted in: Books and Authors