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Guilty Pleasure & Starting Over

                       In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, two books about love, fantasy, and change – but not necessarily in that order. Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure by Amy Kaufman For sixteen years and thirty-six seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers’ lives.

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Extraordinary Music

           Thirty years ago when I first caught sight of the cover I knew this was going to be a record I would like. Little did I know then it would be a release that I would instantly adore and over the years I would herald it as groundbreaking. At any given opportunity I would reference

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A Beautifully Complex Debut

The demure young woman sitting opposite me gives no clue that she is the author of the most beautifully complex and engrossing book I’ve read in ages. Her darkly comedic interconnected stories follow Elena Rubik, her best friend Jules Valentine, and wannabe investigative reporter April Kuan, as a viral marketing scheme’s motivations become a cause for concern. There are the

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