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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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The Soul of Kindness
Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Bailey
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Jenny Odell
One Day a Year 1960 - 2000
Christa Wolf
The Autocracy of Mr Parham
H.G. Wells

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

"An eighth-grade teacher who writes fiction under a nom de plume is ordered to undergo an 'emergency medical evaluation' for his novel about a school shooting.  "

 

Apparently writing fiction is a crime in Maryland now.