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I usually avoid storylines revolving around a woman’s weight. I’m not interested books like Size 12 is Not Fat, and I’m never going to watch “This is Us,” even though many people tell me that…

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Force of Nature

Whenever someone at work describes after-work team building exercises, I cringe, rightfully so, but Jane Harper made them even more cringe-worthy in her latest mystery, Force of Nature. Five female colleagues, on a corporate weekend…

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Get ‘Mean’

Myriam Gurba’s memoir Mean opens with the chase-torture-rape-death of Sophia Torres, a young woman described by some media as “transient.” Gurba and Torres are linked by more than a shared culture: Torres was raped by the…

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