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70. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and glittering contemporary books full of social commentary

Chelsey and Sara discuss The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton*, a glittering Gilded Age classic that feels particularly relevant today. We chat about our experiences rereading one of Wharton’s early novels, how we felt about the divisive character Lily Bart, and our recommendations for contemporary pairings—including one of our favorite essay collections and a… Continue reading 70. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and glittering contemporary books full of social commentary

69. A summer short story to read in one sitting: The Prairie Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Today in “Short Story Club,” Chelsey and Sara are discussing “The Prairie Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld. It’s a quick, absorbing read about summer camp, social media, and how stories shape our identities.  We’d love to hear your thoughts on it! Note: Short Story Club episodes do contain spoilers. Read the story first, and then come… Continue reading 69. A summer short story to read in one sitting: The Prairie Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld