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Fall for the Book: Abby Wombach

Mason Reads author Abby Wombach talks leadership, community and confidence BY NAYOMI SANTOS CULTURE EDITOR Every year Mason freshmen are required to read a book intended to inspire community and conversation around a specific, timely topic. Whether the book is…

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“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett BY MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER    Bestselling author Brit Bennet’s second novel, “The Vanishing Half,” has proven itself to be a compelling and timely tale about the intricacies of race and identity, while exploring…

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt BY: MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER With national stay-at-home orders in place and more time on my hands than I know what to do with, I’m finally getting around to knocking some books off of my…

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 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In 2019, the judges for the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious English literary awards, decided for the first time ever to select two authors and two books…

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How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones  BY: KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER “How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir” is a gripping reflection of the life of Saeed Jones, an LGBTQ+ author as well as…

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Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER “Meatspace,” the second novel by Indian author Nikesh Shukla, is a comedic masterpiece that simultaneously blends contemporary social commentary with raw wit and dry humor. The book is a critique on…

Hidden Hangouts: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Serving lattes to the literati since 1976 BY DANA NICKEL, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Dupont neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is home to many colorful works of art, historic buildings and other attractions that are perfect for a fun outing for college…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Comes to Mason

New York Times best-selling author meets with Anne Holton BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR As a part of the 21st annual Fall for the Book Festival, critically acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spent an afternoon discussing her novel “We Should…

Eating Books in Fenwick Library

Mason’s first Edible Book Festival is a success BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER On April 1, Fenwick Library room 1014 was bursting with book-lovers, art-viewers and cake-eaters. Students and staff sampled treats made by peers. All left satisfied. Some even left…

OPINION: Vitamin B—Books

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Assigned reading is often viewed as an optional exercise. After a long range of pages crammed with small print appears ominously on Blackboard, questions like, “did you do the reading?” or, “are we going to…