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Rare is the first book that reveals the writer fully formed, the muscles and sinews of her sentences firm and taut, the voice distinctly her own — think Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” or Casey Cep’s “Furious Hours.”‘HOW THE ONE-ARMED SISTER SWEEPS HER HOUSE,’ BY CHERIE JONES, IS A STUNNING DEBUTHAMILTON CAINFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
To create straight lines, the Nazca people would pull a cord taut between two stakes, then etch the paths by scraping away dark rock to reveal a lighter layer beneath.THE FAMOUS NAZCA LINES AREN’T MYSTERIOUS—BUT THEY ARE INGENIOUSSARA KILEY WATSONJANUARY 3, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Yet, for all of Rico’s over-the-topness, “Nightmare Vacation” ultimately feels taut and tight.RICO NASTY WILL SHOW YOU WHAT MISCHIEF SOUNDS LIKECHRIS RICHARDSDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Braceway was amazed by the intensity of Bristow's glance, the tautness of his body, the harsh authority in his voice.THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
Dalgetty, poised in a nervous tautness that could explode into physical strength, felt a clutch of fear.THE SENSITIVE MANPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
The stranger was a large schooner, and the tautness of the spars and rigging showed that she was in beautiful order.WITH CLIVE IN INDIAG. A. HENTY
She had the same appearance now as then, the same tautness of body, the same flat, constrained tone.NO CLUEJAMES HAY
Their faces held a quiet tautness, and General Ohlmsted's hand, holding a cigar, was shaking a little.CALL HIM SAVAGEJOHN POLLARD
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