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Maven Books

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

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The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett

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.