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Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Booker Prize longlist includes a book that is just a single thousand-page sentence | Culture -

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects by Constance Grady, Staff Writer at Vox.

Ancient books displayed in Arqua Petrarca, Veneto, Italy.
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Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of July 21, 2019.
  • At Slate, Dan Kois has put together a list of 100 great books for an ambitious teenage reader. Personally, I think Lloyd Alexander is a better fit for the 8-to-12 range than for high schoolers, but half the fun of reading lists like this is to quibble with them.
  • The New York Times profiled Sarah McNally, of New York’s McNally Jackson mini-chain of indie bookstores, to find out how she spends her Sundays. There’s the requisite protesting-too-much about how she works too hard and isn’t a role model, but try and tell me this isn’t aspirational: