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2 books of Marjorie Sandor

The Late Interiors tells the story of five seasons of change and renewal in a woman's life, braiding entries from a garden journal with lyric meditations and full-­blown essays on our eterna--­and contradictory--­hunger for adventure and refuge. Making a life in art, findign domestic harmony in a new partnership, discovering how a neighborhood comes together to take on seemingly unbeatable developers, and learning how to move forward through hardship and fear to embrace life in its fullest are the enduring themes of this witty and beautifully crafted memoir.

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From the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural, these thirty-­one border-­crossing stories from around the world explore the uncanny in literature, and delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows opens with "The Sand-­man,­" E.­T.­A. Hoffmann's 1817 tale of dopplegangers and automatons—­a tale that inspired generations of writers and thinkers to come. Stories by 19th and 20th century masters of the uncanny—­including Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, and Shirley Jackson—­form a foundation for sixteen award-­winning contemporary authors, established and new, whose work blurs the boundaries between the familiar and the unknown. These writers come from Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, Scotland, England, Sweden, the United States, Uruguay, and Zambia—­although their birthplaces are not always the terrains they plumb in their stories, nor do they confine themselves to their...

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Books of Marjorie Sandor