For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
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- Howard Marlowe of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
- Prof. Orrin Polkey director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Duke University
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