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Social Ills, Literary Riches

The Pushcart “Best of the Small Presses” anthology is back, offering a wide spectrum of voices and contributions that survey abuses specific to our moment.

Dec 2, 2021
South Fork Poetry: ‘Menantic’

A view from the ferry.

Dec 1, 2021
Against the Odds

Barbara Lazear Ascher’s exquisitely crafted memoir describes a journey of love, pain, grief, and back again.

Nov 24, 2021
Notes From Tenant Hell

In her new novel, Eileen Obser clearly shows herself to be an authority on her subject: renting rooms to the young, self-absorbed, inconsiderate, conniving, and broke.

Nov 18, 2021
Where It Was At

In the artist and critic Edith Schloss’s newly compiled memoir, the New York City of the Abstract Expressionist era explodes into a series of vivid canvases.

Nov 11, 2021
As the Heart Throbs

The professor and researcher Bill Schutt leads us on a journey through all things heart with a light hand and at times even humor.

Nov 4, 2021
American Dreamer

The remarkable story of a Holocaust survivor who charmed and swaggered his way to financial heights, all the while maintaining a passion for Judaism.

Oct 28, 2021
South Fork Poetry: ‘A Season of Roses’

A poem for a warm autumn that has kept the roses blooming.

Oct 21, 2021
A Medical Pioneer

It would be a mistake to think of this highly readable book as a Holocaust memoir. Rather it is a prominent American physician’s synthesis of some 80 years of a courageous life.

Oct 21, 2021
A Life Saved by Art

In “Light on Fire,” Gabrielle Selz traces the triumphs and tragedies of the California-born Sam Francis, whose luminous paintings and prints placed him firmly in the pantheon of 20th-century icons of modern art. 

Oct 14, 2021
Not Your Father’s Noir

Colson Whitehead’s penchant for exploring genres takes him to uptown Manhattan in the early 1960s and . . . a furniture salesman?

Oct 7, 2021
On Pathos

Julian Zelizer’s latest tells the story of a religious scholar who fought for human justice, befriending Martin Luther King Jr. along the way.

Sep 30, 2021