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A Perfect Title: The Jump-Off Place into Wonder

When searching for the perfect title for her work, Barbara Kingsolver explains this defining process, or possible dilemma, in the back of her latest novel The Lacuna: “A good title holds magic, some cognitive dissonance, a little grit between the teeth, but above all, it is the jump-off place into wonder.” Authors, like Kingsolver, map …

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