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Dear Match Book,

I’ve been reading “The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction” over the last few years, but I can’t seem to find satisfying contemporary literary fiction. I think the publishing world’s obsession with New York City is pompous and a little smug. I have found great comfort in the last decade in reading and watching old Agatha Christie mysteries. I have read most of Louise Penny’s books. I’m not at all interested in Lauren Beukes. I’m enchanted by

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