Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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Jon Mooallem | The New York Times Magazine | July 16, 2015 | 26 minutes (6,606 words)
Mooallem follows two ex-convicts who pick up inmates the day they are released and help them navigate through their first day of freedom.
Heather Matarazzo | heathermatarazzo.wordpress.com | July 21, 2015 | 7 minutes (1,770 words)
Heather Matarazzo reflects on a childhood search for her biological parents, and a tense confrontation with her mother that followed.
Jill Lepore | The New Yorker | July 23, 2015 | 42 minutes (10,528 words)
Lepore investigates the story of the longest book ever written.
Jessa Crispin | Boston Review | July 20, 2015 | 10 minutes (2,540 words)
On the canon of female travel writers.
Nick Ripatrazone | Literary Hub | July 14, 2015 | 7 minutes (1,893 words)
A brief history of twins in literature.