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Author Claire Messud speaks about the art of writing. She is pictured outside her office, one of the places where she writes, in the Bunting Quadrangle at Harvard University. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Turns of narrative

For novelist Claire Messud, getting the story down can mean letting it stray

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“I’ve always felt there was a very common thread in the work that I do. All my books are really about love, in one way or another, and no book more so than this book — a book that I would say I started writing when I started reading," said Marjorie Garber, author of "The Use and Abuse of Literature."

Why and how

Marjorie Garber illuminates ‘the literary’ in new book

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“I grew up in California, first in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and then in a nearby suburb much like the one in which ‘Life in Miniature’ is set,” said lecturer Linda Schlossberg. “I was one of those kids who was always reading, which I think gave me a good understanding from an early age of how voice and character work.

Troubled youth

Coming of age shadowed by mother’s mental illness in debut novel

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“It’s a book about trying to answer questions, even though you’re not really going to find an answer,” said writer Suzanne Berne, who is out with a new memoir about her grandmother. “People contain history, and they contain all sorts of connections to events they lived through.”

Mystery woman

Berne gathers clues to grandmother’s life for ‘Missing Lucile’

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