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On stories of motherhood

Emily Harms and Chris Gordon discuss two new anthologies, Mothers & Others and Mothermorphosis, featuring women writing about their experiences of being – and not being – a mother.

Chris: Reading two books about women’s experiences of motherhood back-to-back was quite engulfing. I found myself reflecting on my kids’ birth stories quite a lot. E…

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What we’re reading: Ben Lerner, Becky Albertalli and Erik Larson

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving.

Mark Rubbo is reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

I’m reading the latest book by popular historian Erik Larson. His previous book, In the Garden of Beasts, was …

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A note from our Readings Monthly editor

It is always exciting when reviews begin to arrive for a new issue of the Readings Monthly. Volunteers to review Lisa Gorton’s first novel, The Life of Houses, for the April issue were numerous and swift. Readings Managing Director Mark Rubbo was the first to put his hand up by mere seconds and his review has reassured me that hype won’t be the ag…

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