Favorable Fiction Friday: Scott Stealey

  Hi everyone! Happy Friday. I’m sure over the past couple weeks, you’ve been unicorned out. What with the rise and fall of the Unicorn Frappuccino, only to be chased and check-mated with Unicorn Lemonade and the resurrection of the summer ombre, we’ve been surrounded with sprinkles and sweetness, rainbows and charcoal comebacks, and Harry…

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Heads Up! WRB Reads & Fabulous Fiction Friday

  Hi friends! We’ve made it through another week, and it’s time for a WRB event—though this time, a rescheduled one: WRB Reads Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects! We’ll be meeting tonight at 6pm at The Well… and then I think some of us are wandering over to the Works in Progress event at the J.C….

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Heads Up! Two GREAT Readings in Town This Week!

  Hi friends! Just a heads up! This Wednesday and Thursday, there are two AWESOME readings happening—poet Cynthia Cruz (above, left) will be reading at Notre Dame, and Kelcey Parker Ervick (above, right) will be reading at LangLab in South Bend! Both events are free and open to the public, so I hope to see…

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Favorable Fiction Friday: Karen Russell

THE GRAVELESS DOLL OF ERIC MUTIS   THE SCARECROW THAT WE FOUND lashed to the pin oak in Friendship Park, New Jersey, was thousands of miles away from the yellow atolls of corn where you might expect to find a farmer’s doll. Scarecrow country was the actual country, everybody knew that. Scarecrows belonged to countrymen…

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Favorable Fiction Friday: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How softly the rain fell that Monday morning when my water broke. Because I was used to the raging downpours of Lagos, this quiet patter calmed me, filled me with peace. My husband Omoregie was at work and so our neighbor took me to the hospital, my dress slightly damp, my heart full of expectation….

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