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Reviews & Essays

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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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

A woman renounces her strict religious upbringing.

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Kayak Morning

A meditation on loss from the author of Making Toast.

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My Long Trip Home

A veteran journalist looks back at his fraught relationship with his father.

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Blue Nights

In a searing new memoir, the author of The Year of Magical Thinking reflects on motherhood, loss, and memory.

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My Song

The "King of Calypso" recounts a life of achievements and activism.

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A Reading Life

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Settlers in the twilight of imperialist Africa, from the author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight.

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William Styron: A Promise Kept

An editor's memory of two literary legends, and a collaboration that left a lasting impact.

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In Brief

Don't Kill the Birthday Girl

Growing up allergic to almost everything, the world becomes a dangerous place.

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In Brief

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

The Aerosmith singer's memoir offers self-reflection and self-promotion in equal measure, and at full volume.

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In Brief

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

From the author of Praying for Sheetrock, the story of her life with a unusually large, lively household.

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Reading My Father

 Alexandra Styron has written an extraordinarily sensitive biography of her father, the author of Sophie's Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner.

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My Korean Deli

An editor finds himself behind the counter in this memoir of a family retail experiment.

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Life, on the Line

The pathbreaking chef of Alinea.

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