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From the Archive: The Saturday Rumpus Essay: I Left My Heart in Taos

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You might gasp. You might gasp and your heart slips out. You whisper and let red willows drift toward the river.

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We Do What We Can: A Conversation with Ryka Aoki

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Ryka Aoki discusses her second novel, LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS.

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Searching for Who We Want to Be: A Conversation with Trisha R. Thomas

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Trisha R. Thomas discusses her new novel, WHAT PASSES AS LOVE.

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Being Seen: A Conversation with Lane Moore

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Lane Moore discusses her first book, HOW TO BE ALONE.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #126: Christopher Zeischegg

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“Being thrust into forced ritualistic closeness does break the ice, but doesn’t guarantee closeness.”

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Everybody Is Fine: Talking with Jasmine Guillory

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Jasmine Guillory discusses her debut novel, The Wedding Date, finding success, writing sex, and the revolutionary act of eating.

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Language Is All Convention: Talking with Elif Batuman

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Elif Batuman discusses her new novel The Idiot, what it means to be a writer, and the artifice of language.

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Mixed Feelings: Why Do Men Always Want to Settle Down?

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Many women do want to get married, and that’s a perfectly reasonable choice. The problem, then, is that when a woman says she doesn’t want to marry, many people find this hard to believe.

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Reading across Cultures: A Conversation with Ratika Kapur

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Ratika Kapur discusses her latest book, The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma, the disappointing romance of affairs, and how people carry on after doing the unthinkable.

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Writing Romance: The Rumpus Interview with Sonali Dev

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Sonali Dev talks about her latest novel, A Change of Heart, the romance genre, writing non-white characters, and the parallels between writing and architectural design.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jane Alison

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Jane Alison discusses her autobiographical novel, Nine Island, the value of truth in fiction, and unsubscribing from romantic love.

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The Rumpus Review of Bridget Jones’s Baby

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Perhaps Bridget fans who watched the movies but never read the books might not find this movie to be such a hard blow… But those who read the books—and those who loved the pilgrim soul in Bridget—will feel the loss more keenly.

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The Rumpus Review of The Light Between Oceans

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I wanted so badly to invest in the characters, to cry and feel their pain, but I felt detached.

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