Why We Chose It

How wise of Emily Anderson to begin her lovely story “Calliope” with an epigraph from one of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic books. She must take care of herself, Wilder tells us, When you must do that, then you do it…

Why We Chose It

By Hilary Plum, Consulting Editor “Undertaking” by Anne Germanacos “I can only make things taut; I have no interest in roundabout or loose,” we’re told in Anne Germanacos’s “Undertaking,” a confession that is at once straightforward and sly, telling us…

Two visions of the city

1. The City and the City by China Miéville. (Be advised: though I would not, some might think this description a tiny bit of a spoiler.) Two distinct city-states, Besźel and Ul Qoma, occupy the same geographic location, their shared…

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