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We Are Syrians

by Rebecca Foster

The fourth book in the Broken Silence series, "We Are Syrians" (edited by Roger Williams University’s Adam Braver and Abby Deveuve) is a composite oral history of a half century of Assad family leadership. Formed of first-person... Read More

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Our Israeli Diary

by Rebecca Foster

In 1975, British biographer Antonia Fraser caused a scandal by leaving her husband for Jewish playwright Harold Pinter, whom she did not marry until 1980. Like Joan Didion’s recent South and West, Fraser’s "Our Israeli Diary" is less... Read More

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Live Through This

by Rebecca Foster

Clay Cane can’t forget the first time he was called a “faggot.” Aged seven, he’d dressed up in his mother’s clothes and makeup; her boyfriend called him gay. Cane’s mother kicked the boyfriend out for good, and “that one... Read More

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Floating

by Rebecca Foster

After Joe Minihane quit his journalism job to go freelance, he soon found himself having to write dull technology stories, all along wishing he could be a travel writer instead. He was in a state of constant anxiety about finances, which... Read More

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Ars Botanica

by Rebecca Foster

Writing to one’s unborn child is reasonably common; it’s the starting point for Karl Ove Knausgaard’s upcoming quartet, for instance. Such a project might suggest romanticized anticipation, but Little Village managing editor Tim... Read More

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Moses

by Rebecca Foster

Hamilton invites readers of every stripe to apply the lessons he learned along Moses’s path in their own daily lives. In Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet, pastor Adam Hamilton investigates “the single most important... Read More

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