FIVE in BLOOM: Fall Debuts
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FIVE in BLOOM: Fall Debuts

The leaves are crisping, the air is cooling, and we turn our attention from the books we carried in our beach bags and on airplanes to distant vacations, to the reads that will keep us warm in the coming months, stacked up as insulation along drafty windowsills, their colorful jackets bright against the graying sky. Here are five fall debuts from Bloomers. Continue reading

Turkish Delights & Complex Identity: Q&A with Ayşe Papatya Bucak
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Turkish Delights & Complex Identity: Q&A with Ayşe Papatya Bucak

by Andy Shi

“It’s the story of a young woman who learns, and is excited to learn, that her heritage is more complicated than she knew.  And she heavily romanticizes the whole thing.  That’s me, but hopefully with a level of self-awareness that I am romanticizing.  I live in fear of Orientalizing myself.” Continue reading