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Women In A Mennonite Colony Were Raped For Years. This New Novel Tackles The Aftermath.

Miriam Toews talks about “keeping that particular agony inside of me” while writing her new novel about abuse in a remote Mennonite colony.

Maris Kreizman • One month ago

Elizabeth McCracken’s Weird Fiction Breathes Life Into Old Tropes

“I think all writers have this Platonic ideal of the book they’re going to write next, and then you realize that you’re hamstringed by your own obsessions.”

Maris Kreizman • 2 months ago

Tana French’s New Thriller Looks At What Happens When White Men Lose Their Privilege

The Witch Elm, which follows a privileged man whose life gets derailed, is a timely window into what happens when men lose their precious power.

Maris Kreizman • 6 months ago

My Self-Care Routine Is Following Pugs On Instagram

When the world seems hopeless, I turn to the shining light of my dog’s Instagram feed.

Maris Kreizman • 9 months ago

Self-Destruction Beats Self-Help In Two Of The Most Exciting Books Of The Year

In The Pisces and My Year of Rest and Relaxation, self-destruction is a welcome respite from the self-improvement industrial complex.

Maris Kreizman • 10 months ago

This 60-Year-Old Novel About Sexual Harassment Was Ahead Of Its Time

Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything outlined the dynamics and the costs of sexual harassment, decades before anyone talked openly about it.

Maris Kreizman • 10 months ago

These Are The Best Audiobooks As Read By The Authors

Some books are just meant to be listened to.

Maris Kreizman • 10 months ago

These New Paperbacks Will Be Your Summer BFFs

The perfect travel companions.

Maris Kreizman • 11 months ago

Books, New York, And The Internet: A Love Story

A tale of life in the city, 14 years in publishing, and embracing technology to save the culture you love.

Maris Kreizman • 4 years ago