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Jennifer Egan's 'Manhattan Beach' Is A Gorgeous Tribute To NYC And Its Seaport

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Jennifer Egan's 'Manhattan Beach' Is A Gorgeous Tribute To NYC And Its Seaport

Egan's sweeping new historical novel doesn't just draw from the classic catalog of New York stories — it also takes its place among them.

Jennifer Egan's 'Manhattan Beach' Is A Gorgeous Tribute To NYC And Its Seaport

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An Encounter At A Passport Checkpoint Offers Respite From Depression's Grip

"I'd lost 60 pounds in the years since my passport picture had been taken and I hardly looked like myself," writes author Haroon Moghul. "Each time I approached a border, I feared I'd be denied a visa or, worse, deported."Mark Airs/Ikon Images/Getty Imageshide caption

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An Encounter At A Passport Checkpoint Offers Respite From Depression's Grip

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