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Gayle Forman

Maribeth Klein was working late, waiting to sign off on the final page proofs of the December issue, when she had a heart attack.  Those first twinges in her chest, however, were more a heaviness than a pain, and she…Read more

See them in their golden hour, a flood of girls high on the ecstasy of the final bell, tumbling onto the city bus, all gawky limbs and Wonderbra cleavage, chewed nails picking at eruptive zits, lips nibbling and eyes scrunching in…Read more

   If you want to know what kind of girl my daughter, Vera, was, there is a story her mother, Katya, tells over and over. I wasn’t there myself, but it is part of the family lore: little Vera, five…Read more

Captain Kidd Laid out the Boston Morning Journal on the lectern and began to read from the article on the Fifteenth Amendment. He had been born in 1798 and the third war of his lifetime had ended five years ago and…Read more

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Lauren Oliver

On very still nights sometimes we can hear them chanting, calling for us to die. We can see them, too, or at least make out the halo of light cast up from the shores of Barrel Key, where they must be…Read more

2  It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.  —ZINEDINE ZIDANE  “WHAT WAS THAT all about?” Kayla asks when Mrs. Garcia leaves. She raises…Read more