Nonfiction From Chilly Places: White Fever, Black Square

Is it cold where you are? Egads, it's freezing in New York City right now. A good excuse to round up some of my long-overdue reviews of books I'd love to share but haven't managed to writing reviews for. That's been a pattern the last year plus. And when is the best time to read... Continue Reading →

Two Books of Reportage Around ISIS

All Lara's Wars, by Wojciech Jagielski, translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Bookshop.org) I sent them to Omar myself... But my thinking was that it might finally put them off war -- they'd see what it can do to a man, how badly it can destroy him. Then they wouldn't imagine it was just heroism,... Continue Reading →

Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Book review: History of a Disappearance, by Filip Springer (Amazon / Book Depository) "'Our memories of the town keep getting more beautiful as the years go by,' they laugh, because that's how human memory is -¬†it sifts out the bad and only holds on to beautiful images." It's a strange¬†but true facet of history that... Continue Reading →

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