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You Must Read Dubus III’s ‘Townie’

Andre Dubus III (photo courtesy of W.W. Norton & Company)

You have to buy Townie, by Andre Dubus III.

I don’t usually tell people what books to buy—although you’ve noticed that I quite often go around telling them what they have to read—but in this case I’m making an exception.

You have to buy this book because once you read it, you’re going to want people you know to read it, and the easiest, most efficient way to make that happen is to lend them your own copy—at least briefly.

Because once the…