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The Librarian is in: ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James


By Katrina Spencer

September 17, 2020

“A Brief History of Seven Killings” is the most enrapturing audiobook vocal performance I’ve ever encountered.

Jay Parini’s “Borges and Me”: Beyond Just a Memoir

Jay Parini’s “Borges and Me”: Beyond Just a Memoir

By John Vaaler

September 10, 2020

I recently chatted with Parini about “Borges and Me," reconstructing memories, an upcoming film adaption-- and even Donald Trump.

The Librarian is in: ‘100 Times’

By Katrina Spencer

September 10, 2020

“100 Times” by Chavisa Woods is a compilation of autobiographical vignettes in which the author tells of the many times she has been sexually harassed, assaulted and/or discriminated against.

Empty bookstore shelves make room for Amazon


February 20, 2020

When the Middlebury College Bookstore stopped stocking physical books in 2018 — some say the ensuing collective groan still echoes in the hills — a large part of its rationale was students’ increasing use of Amazon.

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