Kushner is a journalist, and as such his writing style is blunt and visceral. He doesn’t shy away from immersing his readers in the experience…
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Review: Joyce Carol Oates, The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age
…The Lost Landscape has taught me that even literary titans are human beings underneath the hype, and they themselves can get lost when venturing into an unfamiliar genre.
Review: Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter’s Last Goodbye by Ann Putnam
Putnam’s memoir is an extended account of her parents’ and uncle’s final years together after her father suffers a debilitating stroke.
Review: The Story of My Tits by Jennifer Hayden
Jennifer Hayden’s The Story of My Tits is an experience. At its base, this graphic memoir is exactly what it claims to be—an account of the rise and fall of a woman’s breasts.
Review: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett
Barnett fills her narrative with such rarely seen, rarely mentioned observations. Over and over, she focuses on the uncommon details of natural phenomena and historical events most of us never think twice about…
Review — Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor
Without a doubt, the ability to produce head-clutching prose is a testament to Fechtor’s skills as a writer.
Review: The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander’s memoir The Light of the World is a story told in pieces—a written collage, or whatever the literary equivalent might be of Russian nesting dolls.
Rape Stories by Melissa Frederick
A summer night in Rome feels strangely vacant. After the last of the taxis and weaving mopeds careen into oblivion, a breeze ripples through the dry air…