J.D. Vance’s thoughtful, engaging HILLBILLY ELEGY has become the demon/darling of pundits on all sides. My advice: ignore them and let the book speak for itself.
When the cause seems hopeless, what distinguishes dedication from delusion?
It’s worth considering what we mean by compassion, empathy, and a shared social contract–and what we lose when we don’t bother to consider it at all.
2016 was an exceptionally good reading year. Here’s what I managed to consume!
This gorgeous, quietly nuanced debut novel teaches that what is broken is also beautiful.
He may no longer be a household name, but after reading this captivating bio/memoir, you’ll never forget MacKinlay Kantor.
The legendary illustrator delivers a rip-roaring fan bio that reminds us coitus isn’t a recent invention.
The line between fiction and autobiography blurs in this wholly satisfying novel.
Can a stingray wound become literary gold? Does the stingray get a vote? Hmm. Whose story is it?
A young writer’s memoir wrestles with complex questions of place and identity.
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