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Levels of Life

The author of The Sense of an Ending offers a typically inventive reflection on grief.

 

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Mother Daughter Me

A memoir of familial dysfunction delivers rousing, honest drama.

 

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Interviews

James Braly: "If you can’t tell the truth, you can’t do this work"

An Off-Broadway monologue on marriage and mania becomes a memoir.

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Reviews & Essays

Give Me Everything You Have

A writer becomes the target of a student’s destructive obsession.

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The Day My Brain Exploded

A memoir of a mind, ravaged and rebuilt.

 

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There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

A record of conflict viewed through the lens of one author's life.

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The Scientists: A Family Romance

Unearthing family secrets while resisting the impulse to curry sympathy or self-mythologize.

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Joseph Anton

Salman Rushdie unfolds the story of a writer''s life plunged into nightmare by a dying cleric's verdict on his novel.

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Winter Journal

A writer's attempt to capture the life that only the body knows.

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The Receptionist

Working the front desk at The New Yorker.

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My Struggle: Book One

The first volume in the memoir of a "narrative wizard" confronts the author's contentious relationship with his father.

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Interviews

Anna Quindlen: An Interview with Mom

The author talks with her son about her new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, and the stories behind it.

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When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

After her mother's death, the author and environmentalist found a silent mystery.

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The Patagonian Hare

A record of death defied and life well lived.

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The Guardians: An Elegy

Recalling a fallen friend.

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