Amy MacKinnon on the conscious work of day, and the subconscious work of night

The Debutantes welcome Amy MacKinnon, author of Tethered, which the New York Times called a “hypnotic debut.” In Tethered, reclusive undertaker Clara Marsh discovers a neglected little girl playing in the funeral parlor, desperate for a friend. When a detective starts questioning Clara about a body she prepared three years ago — an unidentified girl found murdered in a nearby strip of woods — Clara must choose between her steadfast…

Saturday, October 10, 2009
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No Beaching for Me! by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

I’m not a beach girl–at least, not a lying-on-the-beach girl. Due to being horribly pale, prone to heat rashes, freckles and sunburns that, unlike other people’s sunburns which turn into tans, simply peel away, leaving me back where I started, I have a hard time enjoying the beach. It’s like being Cinderella at the ball, but without the fun part of going to the dance in the glass slippers and…

Thursday, July 24, 2008
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