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“Wonderful and bizarre and completely familiar”: In conversation with Nathan Deuel

Writer Nathan Deuel and his wife, NPR correspondent Kelly McEvers, were living in Saudi Arabia on journalist visas when their daughter Loretta was born in 2008. Shortly thereafter, Kelly accepted a new post as NPR’s Baghdad bureau chief. Nathan and Loretta relocated to Istanbul while Kelly moved to Iraq to report on the Arab Spring

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July 21, 2014

Hawthorne Books, 2013 reviewed by Allie Angelo Monica Wesolowska’s debut memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, takes readers on a brutally honest and bittersweet journey as she recounts the birth, short life, and finally the death of her first son, Silvan. While this poignent story opens with the joy of being a new mother—the amazement of

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July 15, 2013

Amy Leach’s Things That Are

Welcome to Late Night Debut! This month we feature Amy Leach’s Things That Are, a collection of essays that chronicles the bizarre beauty of the natural world, from sea cucumbers to red giants. “Reading these essays was like watching a National Geographic special written by alchemical poets,” wrote The Rumpus. Complete with woodcut-inspired illustrations by Nate

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May 31, 2013

Tumbles from Sky to Earth: Sascha Altman DuBrul’s Maps to the Other Side

Microcosm, 2013 Reviewed by T.K. Dalton As the title suggests, Sascha Altman DuBrul’s Maps to the Other Side: Adventures of a Bipolar Cartographer is an idiosyncratic atlas where the arrow pointing north constantly shifts its orientation. DuBrul has created a memoir and a handbook, a personal clips file and a global manifesto. Though the work

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May 27, 2013

A Map at the Back of the Room: In Conversation with Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan wrote the book I wished I could have read back when I was an undergraduate film student at Rhode Island College, buried neck-high in a dense thicket of film theory. The essays in her debut, The Fluency of Light, reveal a series of confluences between the personal and the cultural, shifting between

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May 13, 2013

Gregory Martin

Welcome to Late Night Conversation! This week we feature writer Gregory Martin, whose most recent memoir, Stories For Boys, resonates in the ongoing dialogue around gender and sexuality. Gregory’s personal narrative follows his struggle to reconcile the idea he had of his father with a man who has survived a suicide attempt, revealed decades of infidelity,

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March 20, 2013

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