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How I mourned my sister through the books she left behind

But in Emily’s library, I also saw a life well lived..

  • Tom Rachman is the author of two novels, “The Imperfectionists” and “The Rise & Fall of Great Powers.”
My sister always wanted built-in bookshelves.
So when she bought a one-bedroom apartment in downtown Washington, she hired a carpenter.
Soon, there were glossy cookbooks as you stepped through the front door, fiction when you crossed the living room, travelogues by…

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