Mary South recommends her favorite stories, collections, and journals

Mary South recommends her favorite stories, collections, and journals

Mary South’s debut story collection, You Will Never Be Forgotten, explores what she calls “late-capitalism dystopias.” The collection is filled with memorable stories from a FAQs section gone wrong (““Frequently Asked Questions About Your Craniotomy”) to a woman who stalks her rapist online and then in real life (the title story “You Will Never Be Forgotten”).

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6 debut books you should read this March

6 debut books you should read this March

Each month, Debutiful will recommend a handful of buzzworthy and under-the-radar debut books for you to read.

Spring is upon us and all of our to be read piles are heating up. The working list of debuts to read that are publishing this month was 14 and that, I’m sure, doesn’t even scratch the surface. Expect another list shortly called ‘6 more debut books from Winter 2020 you should read.’ There have been an insane amount of stellar debuts published so far this year.

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Jenn Shapland recommends the books that lift her up, tear her down, and everything in between

Jenn Shapland recommends the books that lift her up, tear her down, and everything in between

Jenn Shapland was working in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center when she came across letters from author Carson McCullers and a mysterious woman named Annemarie. That discovery led the writer on a journey to uncover and reexamine McCullers’s life while also taking a closer look at her own.

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