Reviving Ophelia has been updated by Mary Pipher and her daughter Sara 25 years after it was first published.
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June 19, 2019 The new edition is in some ways like the retelling of a familiar tale for a new generation; but parts of the discussion that the book first inspired have moved beyond what an update can encompass.
A file photo of The Plaza Hotel.
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June 6, 2019 Julie Satow's book reads like the biography of a distant relative as much as the history of a landmark building; the author argues that no other building so directly reflects the city itself.
Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent's Guide to Raising Flawless Children, by Therese Oneill
April 19, 2019 Therese Oneill's new book presents plenty of suitably eyebrow-raising excerpts, but amid the snark at parenthood past and present, there are some unavoidable issues that come at a fraught time.
A Woman Of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell
April 11, 2019 A very smooth read about a rocky life, Sonia Purnell's biography of the masterful WWII spy is a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people — and a little resistance.
March 21, 2019 Zen Cho's followup to her Regency fantasy of manners Sorceror to the Crown builds solidly on the world she's invented, mixing historical froth with real substance.
Horizon, by Barry Lopez
March 20, 2019 Barry Lopez's new book is a biography and a portrait of some of the world's most delicate places, but at heart it's a contemplation of the belief that the way forward is compassionately, and together.
February 26, 2019 Ann Leckie's new fantasy novel is packed with family intrigue, throne-room maneuvering and nods to Hamlet in its story of a son who comes home to find his father missing and his uncle in power.
Engraving from 1885 featuring Mary Queen of Scots who was the Queen of Scotland. She lived from 1542 until 1587.
December 7, 2018 Stefan Zweig's famous book is as much about its own context as an execution 300 years ago; its archness signals a time capsule, except that the rhetoric around women in power has changed so little.
November 26, 2018 Mindy Aloff has attempted the nearly impossible task of collecting, in an anthology, the essays, excerpts, and asides that create a snapshot of the history of American dance.
October 8, 2018 Kenji Miyazawa is a beloved author in Japan; this book — a reissue of a 1993 story collection — balances chaos and kindness, natural and supernatural to build a world in which anything might happen.
October 3, 2018 In Sabrina Vourvoulias' dystopian novel, newly republished, immigrants to the United States must have their status tattooed on their wrists — leading to eroding freedoms and growing horror.
August 14, 2018 Journalist Vince Beiser's no-nonsense writing makes light reading of a grim subject, the past and future of sand, but it paints a telling picture of how great a problem lies before us.
August 2, 2018 In a mosaic mystery told in vignettes, cliffhangers, curious asides, and some surreal plot twists, journalist Dawn Raffel investigates the secrets of the man who changed infant care in America.
July 8, 2018 Sometimes, you want to leave the world behind and escape into a book — but if you're in the mood for a good disaster story, we've got a selection of summer reads that are just the right kind of grim.