“Selling the Farm by Debra Di Blasi is a creative work for those who enjoy poetic prose in a familial memoir.”
“a superb chronicle of marginalization, a collage depicting a continent-sized country still finding its way nearly 200 years after independence.”
“readers will appreciate the elegance of both writers here, and will, moreover, relish the couple’s unending devotion to each other.”
There is something about the word delights that quickly brings to mind such things as sweetness, laughter, and endless flirtation. Ross Gay’s small book seems designed for the backpack.
“To spend hours in this writer’s company as he records the days and years is to have an instructive and unfailingly urbane companion.”
“The fact remains that Jonathan Franzen is a hell of a writer.
"Alsen uses a conversational style for this concise narrative that enlightens a part of a dark and mysterious literary figure of our time."
Mesmerizing and at times mesmerizingly confusing, Harold Bloom’s new opus, The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime, is (but only fractionally) this: A mix of the tend
Jacob Dinezon (1856–1919) was a Yiddish novelist and short story writer, as famous during his lifetime as were his contemporaries, the three pillars of late 19th and early 20th century Yiddish lite
“Bravo! May there be more of this kind of book!”
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“Pinsky’s conclusion of the Morgan case is endorsed by a good number of her surviving family members; but there are law enforcement officers who . . . vehemently disagree.
Theo Pauline Nestor (How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed) is an author, blogger, and writing instructor whose latest book reads like a journey outlining one writer’s struggle for her own
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“His book confronts the complacencies of observance . . . Mr. Rodwan champions choice.”
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“. . . quite an achievement.”
“Gilded Clover Adams’ life undoubtedly was.
“In all, this is a graceful story about a talented woman whose poetry and prose have, for the most part, survived for over 200 years. Mr.
“And perhaps this is the difference between this book and Magical Thinking. There, in the previous work, Ms. Didion wrote in a state of shock, a place of mourning and loss.
“Dr. Fishbane’s prose often reads like vignettes or poetry from a personal diary as he writes from the dark place that becomes his world without his wife.
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“Unlike a biography or autobiography, My Russian Grandmother does not really provide a full account of a person’s life—neither of his own nor of Grandma Tonia’s—but, yes, perhaps o