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A Terrible Kindness

Jo Browning Wroe

A Terrible Kindness is a celebration of the power of community, love forged in pain and the redemption that comes from deep kindness in the face of terrible loss.

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The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath was published 59 years ago last week, in January 1963. Designer Shirley Tucker discusses her iconic cover for the book.

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