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NPR Book Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews one of this week’s most important new book releases
 

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Olivia Laing

Hardback: Picador, 2016
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These closing lines of the review ring particularly true:

“[Olivia Laing] campaigns against what she calls the gentrification of cities and of emotions. By that, she means the homogenizing, whitening, deadening effect that causes us to deny the existence of the shameful and the unwanted.”

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One of our new book releases to watch for last week, was this new novel

The Portable Veblen: A Novel
Elizabeth McKenzie

Hardback: Penguin Press, 2016
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NPR’s distinguished book critic Maureen Corrigan, offered this review of the novel calling it “totally endearing” :
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