Sound Quality: Henriette Lazaridis on Jessie Chaffee's Florence in Ecstasy

We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's installment comes from Jessie Chaffee's novel Florence in Ecstasy.

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Craft Advice

Best of the Web 09/25/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.



On Late Night with Seth Meyers, grubbie and award-winning author Celeste Ng talks about her new novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and the strange halloween tradition in her hometown.

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Best of the Web 09/18/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.



In Episode 42 of "TK with James Scott," Grub Instructor Shuchi Saraswat recommends her favorite summer reads and talks about her recent essay in Tin House, "The Art of the Sentence: Michael Ondaatje."

"I want to steal this sentence. I long to make it my own. It lends itself to theft, those vague pronouns unclaimed. It’s hard to find the precise origins of any story, fiction or not, so why not begin with a dream? Taken from ...

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Lit Hits: What We're Reading in September

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the novels keeping us up at night, the poems that call to us over our morning coffees, and those un-put-down-able memoirs you'll find us reading while walking through four lanes of traffic [Ed.'s note: all walk-reading is performed by Grub's trained extreme readers; do not try this at home]. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

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Books & Reading The Writing Life

Best of the Web 09/11/17

Thrice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.



From EuropeNow Journal,"Prague-Berlin Train," a short story from Grub Instructor Stacy Mattingly. 

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