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By the Book: Emma Straub

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THE AUTHOR OF ‘MODERN LOVERS’ KEEPS HER YOUTH ON A SHELF: ‘THERE ARE BOOKS I LOVED IN MY TEENS AND 20S THAT I WOULD NOT LOVE NOW, BUT IT’S STILL NICE TO SEE THEM THERE, AS A REMINDER OF A PERSON I USED TO BE.’

Q: What books are currently on your night stand?

A: Tom Perrotta’s “Mrs. Fletcher,” which I’ve

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