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Reviews & Essays

Book of Ages

She was the beloved sibling and correspondent of one of our nation's founders. Why haven't we heard the voice of Jane Franklin?

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The Long Awakening

A journalist recounts her harrowing ordeal during childbirth -- and after.

 

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Interviews

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped

The National Book Award winning author on Men We Reaped, her powerful new blend of memoir and reportage.

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Wilson

The master orator, Princeton man, and American president, captured in vivid description.

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A Million Years with You

A famed naturalist turns her adept focus to a new animal: herself.

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Interviews

Salvation in the Mail: Katherine A. Powers on J. F. Powers

The novelist's life was spent focused on the ideal of the next one.

 

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George Orwell: A Life in Letters

The novelist's correspondence reveals the extent of the burdens he bore.

 

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I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

A writer's life in  five essays that evidence the tools of the novelist.

 

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Margaret Thatcher

The rise of the Iron Lady, at a suitably epic scale.

 

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Country Girl: A Memoir

The Irish novelist looks back on a life of trails blazed.

 

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Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson

Will the life and writing of a lost American genius receive a posthumous second act?

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The Letters of William Gaddis

The candid correspondence of a 20th century literary innovator. 

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Alone on the Ice

A 1913 exploration of Antarctica takes a death-defying turn.

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Interviews

Silent Epidemic: An Interview with Katherine Bouton

The author of Shouting Won't Help on hearing loss, the arts, and the causes of our increasingly louder world.

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A Reading Life

Graven with Diamonds

Henry VIII's diplomat (and Anne Boleyn's lover) as seen through his vivid poetry. 

 

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