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The Biblioracle: Books by, about women are not niche works

The Biblioracle: Books by, about women are not niche works

Sometimes your mighty Biblioracle gets his book recommendations from Twitter. Of course, Twitter is merely a platform, so what I'm really saying is that I take book recommendations from people with whom I interact on Twitter. A lot of those people are writers whose work I enjoy and respect. The best writers are often insatiable readers and usually have excellent taste. Present company included. So when Megan Abbott — one of my favorite contemporary suspense writers ("Dare Me," "The Fever") — recommended "How to Start a Fire" by Lisa Lutz, I picked it up. It was an excellent choice. "How to Start a Fire" tells the stories of...

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