The (Unexpected) Pleasures of Parenting During the Pandemic

It’s the kind of bonding usually reserved for soldiers in wartime

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Not to put too fine a point on it, but parenting during the pandemic has been something of a shit show. On the other hand, I was thinking today of some unexpected benefits. My son is fifteen, and in ordinary times, I would probably be seeing him for a few…

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Staff writer, The New Yorker. Author of The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and more…Head of my very own Literati.com book club (join me!)

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