Reviews

The road as metaphor

In his latest book, intrepid reporter Ted Conover ruminates on roads from Peru to Palestine

Getting negative about thinking positive

Getting negative about thinking positive

A look at Barbara Ehrenreich’s latest book on what’s been bringing America down.

Making History Out of Footnotes

Making History Out of Footnotes

Best of In The Fray 2010. A look at one man’s take on the reality of Gaza through his unique brand of comic art.

Airborne anxiety

Airborne anxiety

Two starkly different air-travel voyages are explored in Walter Kirn’s Up in the Air and Jonathan Miles’ Dear American Airlines.

Chick lit, Bhutan style

Chick lit, Bhutan style

A look at two sisters’ separate journeys in a Buddhist country in Elsie Sze’s The Heart of the Buddha.

One Soldier, Many Stories

One Soldier, Many Stories

Best of In The Fray 2009. A look at two books written about one man: Mary Tillman’s Boots on the Ground by Dusk and Jon Krakauer’s Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.

Snakehead

Snakehead

A review of Patrick Radden Keefe’s account of a Chinese-immigrant-smuggling operation.

Sisters of Fate

Sisters of Fate

Lisa See’s Shanghai Girls tells the piercingly painful tale of two sisters’ odyssey from Shanghai to San Francisco.

Sisters of fate

Sisters of fate

Lisa See’s Shanghai Girls tells the piercingly painful tale of two sisters’ odyssey from Shanghai to San Francisco.

Solving the meth “puzzle"

Solving the meth “puzzle”

Nick Reding’s Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town explores one of middle America’s “great escapes.”

Memoirs of China

Memoirs of China

Susan Jane Gilman’s Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven.

Brother One Cell

Brother One Cell

A look at life behind the bars of a South Korean prison.