In Praise of an Ordinary Life

Katy Hershberger reviews Amy Krouse Rosenthal's "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life."

Female Trouble

By Tausif Noor Here is an anecdote that sounds like a disclaimer: a year ago, I went out with a …

Why Does a Historian Write a Memoir?: On Writing Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

By Robert A. Rosenstone I can’t answer the title question for the other 450 scholars in my profession — the …

Youth, Creativity, and Other Women: An Interview with Nicola Maye Goldberg

By Sophie Browner Nicola Maye Goldberg’s new book, Other Women, is a delicate, feminine bildungsroman that follows a young woman …

Balm and the Captured Castle: Dodie Smith, Marilynne Robinson, and the Literature of Faith

By Ellie Wymard Before a friend urged me to read I Capture the Castle, J.K.Rowling had called its protagonist “one …

What is America Anyway?: An Interview With Eula Biss

In 1979, Joan Didion proclaimed, “we tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Eula Biss brings this certainty back from …