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Fictional Family Ties

It’s been said that families are like fudge—mostly sweet with a few nuts. If we’re lucky, the balance between the two is just right, but even then, we have moments when we wonder what it would be like to have a different set of relatives. Reading gives us that opportunity. …

The Heartache We Take As Normal

There is a baby in my home. Evidence of his existence is littered around us, blocking the sparse surroundings with furniture, general …

Why We Love Our Genres

The best thing about running a site like LitStack is the diversity of folks you meet. Our writers come from all walks …

Remembering Carrie Fisher

An Actress, Yes, But Also an Amazing Writer I first came across Carrie Fisher, as so many of us did, as the …

OpEd: The Varying Poverties of Now

The Varying Poverties of Now In the appendix to his brief but radiant 2010 manifesto ‘Reality Hunger’—a supremely confident and practically pedagogical …