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Monday 8: 4 5 AM
■ Two eggs, scrambled; potatoes; toast; side of lox■ French toast with mascarpone cream and mixed berry jam■ Three caffe lattes BEST-LAID plans indeed. The first interview I am able to set up takes place not over lunch, as I had planned, but rather o
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The Unpassing
On the day before the Challenger is set to launch, ten-year-old Gavin, the narrator of Chia-Chia Lin’s stunning debut, The Unpassing, falls ill and drifts out of consciousness. When he wakes up, a week has passed, the Challenger has exploded, and his
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Four Lunches And A Breakfast
IF YOU want to learn about the business of books, it helps to be hungry. Not only hungry to learn, as the expression goes, but also just plain hungry, literally—it helps to have an appetite. Or an expense account. Ideally both. Because no matter how