Reviews
Making lemonade

Making lemonade

200710_offtheshelf.jpgA young woman makes the most of her confusion in Andrea Levy’s Fruit of the Lemon.

No ordinary slur

No ordinary slur

200708_wray.jpgMatthew Wray’s Not Quite White traces the history of the term “white trash.”

Balkin’ at war

Balkin’ at war

200708_pekar.jpgCollaborative graphic novel Macedonia explores the eye of the Balkan storm.

From dust to dust

From dust to dust

200707_offtheshelf.jpgA look at Dave Eggers’ What Is the What, an account of a Sudanese refugee’s struggle to adapt in the United States.

The weight of the world

The weight of the world

200706_lamb.jpgWally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone explores the dark corners of obesity.

Something borrowed, something new

Something borrowed, something new

200705_lethem.jpgA close reading of Jonathan Lethem’s novel You Don’t Love Me Yet.

A desert of dreams

A review of Brian Doherty’s This Is Burning Man: The Rise of a New American Underground.

Spread the good news

Spread the good news

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports there’s more happening in Africa than we thought.



A $50 billion question

In his latest book, Bjørn Lomborg asks how we can best spend aid money.

Writer without borders

Shooting Water author Devyani Saltzman discusses her new memoir, Indian politics, and her global sense of self.

No place like home

Devyani Saltzman searches for belonging in Shooting Water.

No easy walk

In Sweet Freedom, Doug Tjapkes recalls the long, faith-filled journey to overturn Maurice Carter’s wrongful conviction.