by Erin Bloom

A Beast in Paradise – Cécile Coulon

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A Beast in Paradise is far less a rural book, let alone a small-town book, than a farm book.

On Love and Tyranny: The Life and Politics of Hannah Arendt – Ann Heberlein

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The priceless contribution of Heberlein’s book, for all its occasional bowdlerizing, is that it offers the requisite connective tissue for the grand and the ground-level.

Serotonin – Michel Houellebecq

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Houellebecq’s aloof intensity remains paradoxical, provocative, and singular.