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December 15, 2019

November 2019

November 2019 Issue

Review of the Day

Oona Out of Order
by Margarita Montimore

For Oona Lockhart, New Year’s Eve isn’t just an excuse to throw on a sparkly dress and pop a bottle of bubbly. It’s also the final day of understanding her place in the world, teetering on the precipice of what she calls “time leaps.” Oona’s memory issues are complicated, but she’s learned to expect that every January she wakes up in a different year.

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