Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Many Costs and Confusions of Chronic Illness

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Many Costs and Confusions of Chronic Illness

“It is unclear when I got the disease,” Porochista Khakpour writes in her new memoir, “Sick.” “Doctors have mostly pinpointed somewhere in the 2006 to 2009 range, but I’ve had doctors who think I’ve had it since childhood.” The ailment is late-stage Lyme illness, and Ms. Khakpour’s makes an attempt to deal with it have […]

The Changing Face of Romance Novels

The Changing Face of Romance Novels

Growing up in Minnesota, Helen Hoang suffered from crippling social nervousness and struggled to make buddies. She discovered refuge in romance novels, frothy tales that allowed her to expertise intense emotions that have been clearly spelled out on the web page, at all times with the promise of a cheerful ending. “It was like I […]

Hanan al-Shaykh: By the Book

Hanan al-Shaykh: By the Book

I’ve by no means objected to being known as an Arab author as a result of I’m one, and after so a few years dwelling in England I nonetheless write in Arabic. Yes, I did object to being known as feminist, as a result of I don’t like labels and everybody with half a mind […]

What Edmund White Thinks You Should Read

What Edmund White Thinks You Should Read

THE UNPUNISHED VICE A Life of Reading By Edmund White 223 pp. Bloomsbury. $28. When I learn the preface to Edmund White’s new memoir, I used to be irritated/harm (you resolve) that my very own works went unmentioned whereas these of so many others (Lorrie Moore, Richard Ford) have been, however after the introduction, as […]

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Close Look at Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Close Look at Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

What’s probably the most stunning factor you discovered whereas writing it? How many ladies there have been concerned within the design of childhood. I’m a feminist and I write about structure, and generally it’s actually tough, as a result of girls haven’t been allowed to have outstanding roles in structure till the very current previous, […]

Anne Wallach, Whose Advertising Novel Caused a Stir, Dies at 89

Anne Wallach, Whose Advertising Novel Caused a Stir, Dies at 89

Anne Tolstoi Wallach, who rose to the manager ranks within the male-dominated New York promoting world, then wrote a saucy, much-discussed finest vendor a couple of fictional lady who does the identical, died on Wednesday at her house in Manhattan. She was 89. The trigger was issues of Parkinson’s illness, stated her daughter, Alison Foster. […]

Writing as Drag: Alexander Chee’s Essays Consider the Novelist’s Craft

Writing as Drag: Alexander Chee’s Essays Consider the Novelist’s Craft

HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL Essays By Alexander Chee 280 pp. Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Paper, $15.99. “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel” is a disarming title for an essay assortment by Alexander Chee, on condition that he’s contemporary from the success of a novel that on the face of it was something however autobiographical. […]

Stepping Out of Character and Starting a New Story

Stepping Out of Character and Starting a New Story

“Why not steal a fish from the market to make you bolder?” That’s the unconventional recommendation a physician in southern Spain provides to Sofia, the younger anthropologist who’s the hero of Deborah Levy’s wonderful novel “Hot Milk” (2016). Sofia has determined to lean into her life. With luck she may also keep out of jail. […]

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Fresh Look at Benedict Arnold’s Treason

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Fresh Look at Benedict Arnold’s Treason

Also, I hadn’t totally appreciated the depths to which the patriot trigger had sunk by September 1780, when Arnold’s plot was uncovered. If that plot had succeeded, the result of the Revolutionary War might need been completely totally different, ending in some sort of negotiated peace settlement and with out an impartial United States of […]