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June 2019

Space Phantasy Cartooning @ Claremont Branch Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @ Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome. Schedule for…

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National Theatre Live: The Audience – Special Encore Presentation

Date / Time:
June 18 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Special Encore Presentation! Tue, June 18 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE starring Tony Award® Winner Helen Mirren by Peter Morgan directed by Stephen Daldry Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry…

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Saving Face @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library – FREE MOVIE

Date / Time:
June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

June 19, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:30pm  Saving Face R/2004/97 minutes Appealing tale of a lesbian who hides her sexuality from her mother. Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang. Event Category: LGBTQ / Pride, Movie

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Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Next event (Monthly): July 20, 2019 - 10:00am-12:00pm View all dates Claremont Branch A place to drop in and try out: *Sewing on a Babylock sewing machine *Button-making *Drawing on the ProWise whiteboard *Experimenting with a Foldscope microscope *Needle-felting *Sculpting with modeling clay No previous experience necessary! This program is for kids with parents, teens, and adults

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Veggie Pasta Party @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

On Monday, June 24, at 2:00-3:00pm Chef Jillian Love is back!  Learn to make your own veggie noodles from Zucchini and two delicious sauces. Gluten, Meat  and Dairy Free. For cooks of all ages and levels of experience. Please call 510-981-6285 to reserve your space. Event Category: Food, Special

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Black Cedar performing @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Join us for re-created, re-discovered, and re-imagined chamber music. Black Cedar’s accolades include multiple grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and an invite to the National Flute Association Convention. They have performed over 60 concerts throughout California and their critically-praised debut album, A Path Less Trod , was released in 2016. All ages welcome!

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42nd Street – The Musical

Date / Time:
June 25 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "42nd Street with Bonnie Langford is naughty, bawdy, gaudy and GLORIOUS!" - Express UK "An American classic right royally revived!" – Telegraph UK "From the costumes and choreography to the divine melodies, deliciously smart lyrics and hugely talented cast, this show has glories to spare!" – Express UK "Dazzling and deliriously joyous" - Express UK 42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the West End's biggest cast on Theatreland's oldest stage, Theatre Royal Drury…

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Moonlight @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library – FREE MOVIE

Date / Time:
June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

R/2016/111 minutes A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information about any of the films in this weekly series.  Made possible by a generous donation from the Berkeley Friends of the Library. https://www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org/

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Disaster Prep for People w/ Disabilities @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Please join us on Friday, June 28th from 12-2pm for a presentation on disaster preparedness planning for people with disabilities and seniors. Walter Delson from Easy Does It Emergency Services will talk about disability-specific issues when planning for disasters or other emergency events. Receive a free "Go Kit" (while supplies last) with emergency supplies to start you on your journey toward being better prepared.

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Amber Hines’ Soul Soup @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Soul Soup with Amber Hines is a family style music ritual for all ages with live drum accompaniment. Come sing, dance, and play! Amber blends traditional and contemporary music that uplifts, builds social-emotional literacy, and creates community. All ages.

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FREE Movie:The Guardians @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Join us for a screening of The Guardians on June 29th at 1:00pm as we mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month.  The Guardians is a 2017 documentary that exposes corruption within the Nevada Guardianship and Family Court system. The film shines a light on a lucrative business that drains seniors’ life-savings and robs them of their freedom. For 40 years nothing and no one has stood in their way, until now.

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July 2019

What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome.  

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2018/19 Season: Van Gogh & Japan

Date / Time:
July 10 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of…

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Moon Landing Celebration @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

12-1pm Crafts and board games (Spaceteam and Chronology) 1-2pm Watch NASA live webcast We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing with crafting, playing board games (Spaceteam and Chronology), and then watching a live webcast from NASA on our Prowise big screen. Everyone welcome!

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What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome. Schedule for…

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Brandon Brown presents The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions

Date / Time:
July 17 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Brandon Brown presents The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America's First Moon Missions, a uniquely earthbound story of space travel that follows a handful of surviving engineers from the time through their longest days, tightest deadlines, and most confounding challenges.  has captured the soul of what was arguably the most challenging and significant engineering accomplishment of the 20th century…a great read for all audiences…I learned things about ‘my era’ that I never knew!”--Gerry Griffin, Former Director of the Johnson Space Center, and former flight director for…

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NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: Small Island

Date / Time:
July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

July 9, 18, 23 & Aug 1 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE adapted by Helen Edmundson based on the novel by Andrea Levy directed by Rufus Norris Andrea Levy's epic, Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island bursts to new life. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live's 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 - the year the HMT Empire Windrush…

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Sing Sea Chanteys @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Get a taste of maritime life and lore when Peter from the National Park Service leads a sea chantey sing for would- be sailors of all ages. Free.

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Space Phantasy Cartooning @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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Magical Moonshine Puppets: The Gunniwolf @Claremont

Date / Time:
July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Little Rabbit goes into the forest to pick flowers even though her mother has warned her not to. There she meets the Gunniwolf who wants her to sing him to sleep. Everytime she stops, he wakes up and wants another song. Meanwhile, Little Rabbit's froggy friends are working on their act with hilarious results! Ages 3 and up.

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Tucker Malarkey returns to present Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon, the story of Guido Rahr

Date / Time:
July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Tucker Malarkey returns to present Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon, the story of Guido Rahr, a passionate and eccentric environmentalist who has single-mindedly dedicated his life to saving the environment, working to preserve the world's last pristine stronghold for salmon in Russia's Far East--a landscape of ecological richness and diversity that is rapidly being developed for oil, gas, minerals, and timber in the Putin era. "A powerful and inspiring story. Guido Rahr's mission to save the wild Pacific…

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National Theatre Live 2019/20 5-Play Season

Date / Time:
July 30 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Season Begins with The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes! Season Subscriptions On Sale Now! To Purchase Tickets Click HERE We are thrilled to announce the National Theatre Live 2019/20 5-Play Season! The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare a Bridge Theatre production Present Laughter by Noel Coward starring Andrew Scott from The Old Vic Hansard by Simon Woods

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August 2019

The Lager Queen of Minnesota

Date / Time:
August 1 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

J. Ryan Stradal reads from his much-anticipated The Lager Queen of Minnesota, a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. "Warm, whimsical, incredibly well-written and infused with Stradal's signature sympathy for his characters--those everyday heroes we all know and love. . . a thorough delight, from beginning to end."--Nickolas Butler To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Larger Queen of Minnesota by speaking to…

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Planet Bee @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Hands-on, educational workshops where you can meet live bees and learn about how they live and their importance to the environment. Ages 4 and up.

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Space Phantasy Cartooning @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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National Theatre Live: Hamlet – Special Encore Presentation

Date / Time:
August 6 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Special Encore Presentation Tue, Aug 6 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Lyndsey Turner starring Benedict Cumberbatch "This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation." Variety "Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet." Daily Telegraph Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Now seen by over…

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Alexander Tilney in Conversation with Katharine Dion discussing Tilney’s new novel, The Expectations

Date / Time:
August 7 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Alexander Tilney in Conversation with Katharine Dion discussing Tilney's new novel, The Expectations, "a deeply resonant, brilliantly nuanced meditation on privilege, social ambition, and the folly (and cruelty) of youth."--Kate Walbert "Alexander Tilney applies supple, panoramic prose to the deep interior of an exclusive Northeastern prep school, with arresting results: at once anthropological and visceral, The Expectations provides an authoritative glimpse into a rarefied world of privilege--and announces a dazzling new voice in American fiction."-- Jennifer Egan St. James is…

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Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World.

Date / Time:
August 14 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Neil Shister in Conversation with Harley Dubois discussing Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World. "An all-in history of, and love letter to, this one-of-a-kind event. If you've been there, or want to go, you couldn't possibly find better companions than Neil Shister and his engaging book."--Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call and The Guarded Gate To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Radical Ritual in advance by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. Through interviews with fabled Burning Man…

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Kids 12 up! Elizabeth Lim reads from Spin the Dawn

Date / Time:
August 29 @ 6:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Kids 12 up! Elizabeth Lim reads from Spin the Dawn, a sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. "Pure magic. Romance, artistry, and deep enchantment."--Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked "What an amazing creation! Every time I thought I knew where it was going, I was wrong. This is a white-knuckle read."--Tamora Pierce, author…

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September 2019

Meg Waite Clayton returns to launch The Last Train to London

Date / Time:
September 10 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Meg Waite Clayton returns to launch The Last Train to London, a beautifully rendered novel centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe--and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. "Painful and beautiful, absorbing and unforgettable. A wonderful tribute to courage, to a remarkable woman, to the ones she saved, and the ones she could not. Recommend this book to anyone who thinks no single person can make a difference."--Karen Joy Fowler To reserve your seat, please purchase…

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Date / Time:
September 14 @ 2:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Madeline Miller presens Circe, just released in paperback. Winner of the 2019 Indie Choice Award, shortlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by NPR, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, People, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Southern Living, and Refinery 29. "One of the most amazing qualities of this novel : We know how everything here turns out--we've known it for thousands of years--and yet in Miller's lush reimagining, the story feels harrowing and unexpected. The feminist light she shines on…

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