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1980s YA: SO RADICAL!

YA was hardcore in 1983, yo.  I bought my original copy of The Grounding of Group Six at Barnes and Noble in Boston when I was 10 – the huge one on Boylston that looked like a... read more

ATTOLIA! ATTOLIA! To the king!

I was browsing a half-off book rack when I found Megan Whalen Turner’s The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia. I will admit that I picked them up because I liked the titles (I’m a sucker for royalty, although I think it’s a ridiculous way to really let someone run a country – genetics are dicey!) and because the covers were stern and handsome and alluring. (So I’m shallow,... read more
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