In lyrical prose, the collection of brief essays examines subjects both commonplace and profound.
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REVIEW: The Wandering Womb: Essays in Search of Home by S.L. Wisenberg
A writer’s writer explores identity and what it means to be a woman in an essay collection that is funny, dark, and heartbreaking.
REVIEW: Writing While Parenting by Ben Berman
The challenges of maintaining a writing life while parenting are the focus of an essay collection that also is a meditation on the writing craft.
REVIEW: Drawing Breath: Essays on Writing, the Body, and Loss by Gayle Brandeis
Essays exploring life’s losses, transformations and the challenges of being a memoirist comprise a graceful and lyrical collection.
REVIEW: Curing Season: Artifacts by Kristine Langley Mahler
The experimental memoir combines research, reflections on belonging, and a variety of essay forms in the author’s exploration of her past.
REVIEW: The Fact of Memory: 114 Ruminations and Fabrications by Aaron Angello
Each of the words in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29 becomes a prompt for the entries in this collection of short prose pieces.
REVIEW: Under My Bed and Other Essays by Jody Keisner
The nuances of life’s subtle and private forms of fear are masterfully explored in the essay collection.
REVIEW: Writing While Masked: Reflections on 2020 and Beyond
In Writing While Masked: Reflections on 2020 and Beyond a group of writers from Washington document their experiences in essays, prose, and poetry.
REVIEW: Ways of Walking: Essays, edited by Ann deForest
The essay collection offers a brief walk in someone else’s shoes, placing the walker into wider contexts of family, society and landscape.
REVIEW: Quagmire: Personal Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan edited by Donald Anderson
The collection offers multiple perspectives of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, told in short essays by soldiers, sisters, scholars, lovers and more.