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‘Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things’; ‘Safekeeping’; ‘The Raven Boys’

In three new young adult novels, one a debut and the others by veteran award winners, the settings matter as much as the captivating protagonists.

Boston University writing teacher Kathryn Burak’s first novel, “Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things” is a lyrical and erudite tribute to Amherst’s most famous resident.

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