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Sarah Vowell author of i Lafayette in the Somewhat United States i and other best selling titles gilded with snark buoyant on charm NPR worked with the students of the Valencia writing lab to edit this year s anthology They compiled new fiction nonfiction poetry comics and the category defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection by Sarah Vowell, 826 National

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017
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Number of Pages:400
Category:essays, collections, fiction
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