Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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December 2016 News & Features

“Resolutions” by Robert Pope

She brushed her hair, watching her hazel eyes, her wide lips, and her creamy dark complexion. The card lay on the vanity: John P. Fletcher. She put on the white dress she had laid out on her bed. She opened her purse, slid in the compact Ruger, silver with a black handgrip, and walked slowly to the corner . . .

Unsportsmanlike Conduct a Boston Globe Best Book of 2016

Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Jessica Luther has been named A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016. Congratulations Jessica! The book—and most other titles on our list—is available at a 50% discount until December 2106, by using the coupon code HS2016 upon check out.

“Joint Readiness” by Claire H Brukman

Tal Afar Town is what they call us, but we’re not the real deal. The casting agency had to open it up to “actors of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean descent in good standing with the Union.” Who cares if we’ve got a few Armenians, and even a Steinberg from Scarsdale . . .


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