Within the rote exercise of authors’ acknowledgments, truths about family, struggle, pride and terror manage to seep out.
Author Archives: JENNIFER SENIOR
The well-known environmentalist Bill McKibben turns his hand to satire in this novel about an old-school radio host who falls backward into the revolution business.
“The Butchering Art,” by the medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, recounts how Joseph Lister and others introduced antiseptic practices to medicine.
In “Wild Things,” Bruce Handy curates passages from his favorite books for kids, allowing readers both literary pleasure and a kind of time travel.
In this novel, a woman who left Iran as a child strains to remake her life and hold on to a connection with her father.
In “Conscience of a Conservative,” Jeff Flake of Arizona crosses a rhetorical Rubicon to excoriate the president — and the lawmakers who support him.
This lucid, graceful book by Cory Taylor addresses her struggles with cancer after a diagnosis of melanoma. She died in July 2016 at 61.
When a mundane setting turns lethal, a mother and her 4-year-old son find themselves becoming prey in Gin Phillips’s new thriller.
Édouard Louis’s deeply autobiographical novel recounts growing up gay among the white underclass in rural France.
The four stories in Russo’s new book, “Trajectory,” take on themes that include the follies of academia and the disappointment of midlife.