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Read of the week: Fire and Water in the Believer

By Kate Blackwood / June 6, 2021

The best thing I read this week: two beautifully contrasting pieces in The Believer, summer 2021 issue

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Book Review: The Luminaries

By Kate Blackwood / May 31, 2021

Perhaps star charts are, after all, an effective way to impose narrative order on a chaotic, destructive frontier setting

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Read of the week: Rewilding Scotland

By Kate Blackwood / May 17, 2021

“The theory goes that by giving nature a little push and then stepping back, we can put a stop to the incredible loss of biodiversity and worsening climate crisis.”

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Mother stories

By Kate Blackwood / May 9, 2021

As I celebrate Mother’s Day this year with a visit from my own amazing mom, I’m thinking of mother characters who play central – and complicated – roles in novels I’ve read this year.

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