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By the Book: John Green

THE AUTHOR, WHOSE NOVEL ‘LOOKING FOR ALASKA’ IS NOW A HULU SERIES, LIKES WRITING FOR TEENAGERS ‘BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT SO MANY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, ABOUT LOVE AND MEANING AND JUSTICE.’

Q: What books are on your nightstand?

A: I read this column every week and whenever people answer this question, I assume that they are lying. But I am telling the truth, I promise! “The Wicked Pavilion,” by Dawn Powell. “An Introduction to Global Health Delivery,” by Dr. Joia Mukherjee. “Here Is New York,” by E.B. White. “The Gods of Gotham,” by Lyndsay Faye. “Rules for Vanishing,” by Kate Alice Marshall. “The Lights of Pointe-Noire,” by Alain Mabanckou.

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