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Book review: 'This Must Be the Place' by Kate Racculia
Book review: 'This Must Be the Place' by Kate Racculia

This Must Be the Place A Novel Kate Racculia Henry Holt: 354 pp., $25 During his lifetime, the artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell established a celebrated career by creating shadow boxes filled with eclectic assemblages of random objects that transformed these commonplace items into miniature landscapes of poetry. In her entertaining debut novel, "This Must Be the Place," Kate Racculia taps into the art and ideas of Cornell for inspiration and populates her charming, imaginative novel with found objects that speak to her characters' past lives and ultimately their long-held secrets. The novel opens with Amy Henderson, an eccentric teenager obsessed with the creations of...

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