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Laura Miller

How to Be Both by Ali Smith review playful, tender, unforgettable

Smith's Man Booker-longlisted novel pairs parallel narratives of a teenage girl and a 15th-century Renaissance artistIn a flashback scene in Ali Smith's Man Booker-longlisted new novel, a British mother visiting Italy sits in a cafe with her two children

“The Year She Left Us”: An angry Chinese adoptee’s story

Kathryn Ma's multigenerational novel gives glorious voice to one of China's "lost daughters" living in the U.S.

Mimi by Lucy Ellmann - review

Laura Miller finds that happiness is bad news for the usually furious Lucy Ellmann The rant is Lucy Ellmann's forte. Exasperated, indignant, disgusted, her narrators (first- and third-person) work themselves up into a fine fettle, spouting cascading tira