A long-forgotten American health crisis caused by tuberculosis is examined in a memoir of a childhood forever changed by the disease.
Tag: Melissa Oliveira
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: A Braided Heart: Essays on Writing and Form by Brenda Miller
Focusing on form, process, and hybridity, creative nonfiction guru Brenda Miller offers guidance and inspiration for writing the lyric essay.
REVIEW: Shadow Migration: Mapping a Life by Suzanne Ohlmann
The memoir uniquely explores the space between the facts of our lives and our shadow selves.
REVIEW: South of Somewhere: Wine, Food, and the Soul of Italy by Robert V. Camuto
In a memoir focusing on place, wine is the unifying theme as the author traces the changes in Southern Italy, his ancestral home.
REVIEW: Mobile Home: A Memoir in Essays by Megan Harlan
The memoir in essays excavates all the layers of what home is from the perspective of someone whose childhood home was never one place.
REVIEW: Face: A Memoir by Marcia Meier
Reconstruction by surgery in Face aligns beautifully with reconstruction of memory and personal history through writing,
REVIEW: Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel by Suzanne Roberts
The essays in Bad Tourist are less about describing the superficial details of someone’s travels than they are about a more intimate set of adventures.
REVIEW: In the Shadow of the Valley by Bobi Conn
“Home,” Conn writes early on in her book, “Can anyone define that?….”
Review: The Virgin of Prince Street by Sonja Livingston
…in search of comfort and perhaps a few answers to the quandaries of midlife, Livingston returns to her childhood church of Corpus Christi…