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Friday, July 19

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When we celebrated the release of This Bright River with author Patrick Somerville last week, no one would have expected that the book would be panned by the New York Times based on a misreading of the first chapter, and that Somerville would then have an email exchange with the culture editor through the book's fictional protagonist.

 
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