Michael Schaub is a regular contributor to NPR. He lives in Texas.
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Percival Everett’s The Trees is a masterful allegory about America and race.
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In her first novel, The Scapegoat, Sara Davis breaks the rules.
In A Children’s Bible, Lydia Millet imagines the end of the world.
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