Burying the Typewriter

When the police arrested her father for anti-communist activities in 1983, Carmen Bugan's idyllic life in the Romanian countryside was upended. She captures the trauma of this event, his subsequent release, and her family's exile in language that recalls her previous work as a poet and sheds light on little-known chapter of history.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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