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Mixed Media: Nightstand

What we’re reading

chosen by:

Christina Milletti, associate professor of English

“I’ve admired the novels of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector for years. So when her collected short fiction was newly translated, I picked it up at once. In this big book filled with bite-sized stories, Lispector grapples with the roles women play—the roles they’re allowed to play—showcasing the uncanny landscape of their lives. Every story is full of dark humor and is just a little bit devastating. I can’t recommend the collection enough.”