Reviews // 2 Articles
The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...
How We Hurt Each Other: 'Dirty Love'
1 Dec 2013 // 9:05 PM
Dirty Love’s four linked novellas examine the ways we fail one another in love, in all the old-fashioned ways: lies, adultery, criticism, betrayals, booze.
Andre Dubus' 'Townie' Is a Memoir of Violence and an Exploration of Duality
20 Apr 2011 // 5:00 PM
While ultimately redemptive, Townie is a raw account of pain, poverty, and violence. Reading it is often difficult. I’ve never before read a memoir and felt so acutely the pain of writing it.