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Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke

KARA BLOOMGARDEN-SMOKE is a writer, reader, and a senior editor at the New York Observer. She lives in Brooklyn.

Far-Flung Correspondent

Second novels are difficult, especially if an author has had the good fortune of a well-received first novel. However, unlike the first book, which an author has been working on (intentionally or not) for a lifetime, the next book has a much shorter production timeline, as well as the built-in anxiety that accompanies much higher expectations.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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