Book Reviews

Cheryl Fitzgerald Reviews Sarah Fawn Montgomery

Mental Health Narrative(s): A Review of Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir   Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir Sarah Fawn Montgomery 296 pages Mad Creek Books, $23.95 September 21, 2018 When I started reading Quite Mad by Sarah Fawn Montgomery, my collar suddenly…

September 18, 2018
Book Reviews

Tim Parfitt Reviews The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

Truth, Tyranny, and Avenues of Escape   The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth Ken Krimstein Bloomsbury Publishing September 25, 2018 240 pages, paperback Those wishing to know more about the pivotal twentieth-century philosopher Hannah Arendt but who may be a…

September 17, 2018
Interviews

Amy Fusselman in Conversation with Punctuate

In Idiophone, Amy Fusselman’s fourth book of nonfiction, performances of The Nutcracker morph into magicians performing magic tricks which transform into the performative acts of being a mother and being mothered. It’s a slim book comprised of one book-length essay and yet it’s jam-packed…

August 22, 2018
Semi;Colon

Under the Summer Weather

Memoirs about illness and overcoming illness are so popular that they have become a genre unto themselves. The reasons for this are clear. Many, if not most, people have either experienced a serious illness or know someone who has. Therefore, there is a broad…

July 25, 2018
Essays

Marie Harris

Bruised Hearts On the Day Before Something Happened Nothing much happened. August morning on the Parker River Refuge. Shorebirds working the salt pannes. Tree swallows staging for the journey south. Harrier hunting low over the marsh. The last osprey of summer. My first least…

July 24, 2018
Essays

Rich Furman

Has to Go The emergency room doctor clamped down on his right wrist to steel his trembling hand. I shifted my gaze from the confluence of foot and hand to her; she flatly shook her head, a rare, bewildering emptiness. Was this a call…

July 24, 2018
Essays

Leila Philip

Venous Lake It all began with a little black spot on my lower lip. “You should get that looked at,” said the woman at the Aveda store, handing me the rhubarb lipstick I had picked out to cover it. As she stared at my…

July 24, 2018