Nonfiction

Review: ‘A Hard Place to Leave,’ by Marcia DeSanctis; ‘All Down Darkness Wide,’ by Seán Hewitt; ‘Into the Inferno,’ by Stuart Palley; ‘Crying in the Bathroom,’ by Erika L. Sánchez

Woven into this portrait of depression’s maelstrom is the author’s own queer coming-of-age. Of his abandoned Catholicism, Hewitt confesses that “the shape of myself was molded by it, the routines of my body colored by its sounds and movements, the imagery of my mind rinsed with it,” and to our benefit; even his depictions of …

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5 fantastic novels doctors recommend for your summer reading list

Reading can increase your vocabulary, sharpen your reasoning, expand your intellectual horizons and improve memory. But reading for fun can also help in the battle against physician burnout. That’s why it’s time for physicians to dust off that “to read” pile and grab some fiction to enjoy this summer as they take some well-deserved vacation …

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Carolyn Dismuke documents two-year wine country pilgrimage across California in new book, Drink Your Words | Arts | San Luis Bishop

The first chapter of Carolyn Dismuke’s new nonfiction book outlines her departure from San Francisco, where she left her studio apartment behind to embark on an ambitious road trip across California. Over the next 25 months, Dismuke lived out of the suitcases she was able to fit in her convertible. “I’d only planned to be …

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Samantha Hunt on the Visual Inspirations Behind Her First Work of Nonfiction ‹ Literary Hub

Jumping off Wallace Stevens’s classic poem, “13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” 13 Ways of Looking asks authors to show the visual inspirations for their latest projects, with accompanying background on how these images directly or indirectly influenced their book. First in the series is Samantha Hunt, author of the novel Mr. Splitfoot, the …

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Keith Gessen on Trying (and Failing) to Be the Kind of Dad He’d Always Imagined ‹ Literary Hub

This is thresholds, a series of conversations with writers about experiences that completely turned them upside down, disoriented them in their lives, changed them, and changed how and why they wanted to write. Hosted by Jordan Kisner, author of the essay collection Thin Placesand brought to you by Lit Hub Radio. *In this episode, Jordan …

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Lael Morgan, who chronicled both the practical and provocative in Alaska, dies at 86

By Chris Beeri Updated: 10 minutes ago Published: 25 minutes ago Lael Morgan, photographed July 17, 2012. (JR Ancheta / ADN archive) Lael Morgan, an Alaskan journalist who authored more than a dozen books including several essential works on the state and its history, died Tuesday in Anchorage. She was 86. Morgan’s adventurous spirit was …

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Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction – Memoir book “The Alpha Female Files”

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction – Memoir book “The Alpha Female Files” by Jessica Burner Lee, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B6F7J7L1. Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper …

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Religion and Spirituality Books Preview: August 2022

Republican Senator Tim Scott’s life story, a new book by Tony and Lauren Dungy and more titles are coming from religion and spirituality publishers in August. nonfiction Aug 1 Shame and the Gospel: Transforming Our View of the Good News and Our Christian Communities by Trevor Withers (Malcolm Down, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-912863-89-1) contemplates …

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