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Fiction

  1. first person
    A Recipe Gets You Only So FarChasing intangible feelings, in and out of the kitchen.
  2. the cut podcast
    Irony Is OutRaven Leilani on her debut novel and the importance of being earnest, on this week’s The Cut podcast.
  3. podcasts
    Stories From an Evening With the Cut and Symphony SpaceOn the Selected Shorts podcast.
  4. fiction
    What Are You Going Through: A Novel Excerpt“A whole other feeling floods me when she reveals that she is in possession of a euthanasia drug.”
  5. fiction
    Want: A Novel Excerpt“My body almost single-handedly bankrupted us.”
  6. fiction
    Luster“Then I remember his wife, the coaster eases downwards, and we fall.”
  7. fiction
    Life Events: A Novel Excerpt“Here I was, joined in mourning with people I had never met before.”
  8. fiction
    Fleishman Is in Lockdown: A Short Story by Taffy Brodesser-AknerA sequel, exclusive to the Cut, in which Dr. Toby Fleishman works through the pandemic at a New York hospital.
  9. fiction
    The Vanishing Half“Would they see her for what she was? Or rather, what she wasn’t?”
  10. fiction
    The Conditions of Deliverance“Nothing was better than aligning with one of Vern’s messages from God.”
  11. read with us
    The Land’s Dank SecretsLucy will remember the hardness on Ma’s face years later. Was it resolve, or courage, or coldness?
  12. fiction
    Slow and SteadyI’d never been Gabe’s type, and I knew it.
  13. read with us
    Like Any Good Sidekick“Laura could take over as the heroine if the situation demanded it.”
  14. read with us
    A Sharpener of Knives“I typed ‘onion soup’ and ‘how to make into Explorer. I began to despair. I read the recipe. I read it again.”
  15. read with us
    Room at the Table“Grace had the urge to introduce herself again, though that would be insulting.”
  16. fiction
    PicnicAn excerpt from Weather, a new novel about climate dread from the author of Dept. of Speculation.
  17. fiction
    See It SlantWhen I was 19, a girl named K showed me what I was missing. Then she disappeared.
  18. fiction
    Greta and the Baby“Things would be different for her daughter, she decided. She would tell her something more like the truth.”
  19. fiction
    Lionesses“My mother-in-law is staying on our couch, indefinitely, because she’s sick, but also, she lost her house two weeks ago.”
  20. fiction
    Red at the BoneIn this excerpt from Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, a teenage daughter reckons with her mother’s past.
  21. fiction
    ‘On Account of the Beast’In this excerpt from Téa Obreht’s new novel, Inland, a frontierswoman awaits the return of her husband.
  22. fiction
    Discriminating PeopleHelen picked the Badlands for their honeymoon because her first fiancé once told her it was like camping on Mars. But she didn’t tell Jeremy that.
  23. fiction
    ‘All This, After a Lifetime Bet on One Woman’In an excerpt from Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s novel, Fleishman Is in Trouble, a woman struggling with middle age observes her recently divorced friend.
  24. fiction
    Future CatMaggie found a way to make time go forward. But what she really wanted was a way to look back.
  25. fiction
    Day of RestSarah wanted her faith pristine enough to warrant a test. Then she met Jacob.
  26. the cut on tuesdays
    What Counts As Selling Out?On this week’s podcast, a conversation and a story.
  27. books
    Sally Rooney Strips the Novel for PartsWhy can’t all books be like this?
  28. books
    How to Write About Impossible Female PainOn Miriam Toews’s latest novel, Women Talking.
  29. fiction
    Period, Ellipsis, Full StopWhat happens when your new start comes to a halt?
  30. fiction
    Creative DifferencesA short story about exposure, creativity, and toothpaste.
  31. fiction
    Now Wait for This WeekA short story about bad men, rich roommates, and adult birthdays.
  32. fiction
    Night Divine: A Short Story by Samantha HuntA holiday ghost story about love, motherhood, and addiction.
  33. first person
    Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her ChildrenNo other transition in my life has shocked me more.
  34. cat person mania
    ‘Cat Person’ Author’s Book of Short Stories Is Coming SoonIt’s a short-story collection called You Know You Want This.
  35. longreads
    15 Great Books by Women We Read This YearA big year for female writers.
  36. 6 Cats React to ‘Cat Person’“Robert sounds like a bad date, sure. But what kind of owner is he?”
  37. literature
    What I Learned After Lorin Stein Published My StoryA lesson in power, sex, and fiction.
  38. talking to
    9 Men on Seeing Themselves in ‘Cat Person’“I hate Robert and deeply hope that I’m not him, but I think we — men — all are.”
  39. longreads
    Other Books to Read If You Liked the Story ‘Cat Person’From the works of Mary Gaitskill to The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
  40. fiction
    13 More Things You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Fictional CharactersDumbledore was gay and Princess Leia had a PhD, but what else don’t we know?
  41. George Saunders: Fiction Makes You Less Self-AbsorbedWith a little help from Chekhov.
  42. cut book club
    12 Books We’re Reading to Understand the Election ResultRead with us.
  43. cut book club
    11 Books We’re Reading Right Now Our picks for the month of July.
  44. fiction
    The Girls Misses What’s Truly Scary About the Manson StoryThe book chooses imaginary girlhood innocence over real vulnerability.
  45. interview
    Everybody Is Wrong About Candace Bushnell If you think her new book is about Sex and the City, “you’re just cray-cray.”
  46. Can Where the Wild Things Are Teach Kids Empathy?The larger life lessons of picture books.
  47. dubious achievements
    The Nominees for Worst Sex in a Novel in 2013Oh god.
  48. great projects
    Read an Excerpt From Prada’s New International Literary JournalEvery short story features eye glasses.
  49. gender vs. genre
    Meet Bill Spence, Romance-Novel-Writing GrandpaAwww.
  50. celebrotica
    Natalie Portman Moves to Paris, Black Swan–ifiedOur resident romance novelist rewrites the tabloids.
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