Tension Between Science and Religion in “Transcendent Kingdom”

Yaa Gyasi’s novel, “Transcendent Kingdom,” features characters and experiences that are layered, complex, and diverse.

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A Teaching Text That Aims to Be More Field Guide than Hero

A review of “Teaching When the World is on Fire,” a collection of essays edited by Lisa Delpit.

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Steven Rinehart on the Fine Art of Being Someone Else

“Before I became a ghostwriter, the only part of myself I put into my writing, other than trying to make it as good as I could, was whatever I was trying to unearth about my own experience by camouflaging it through my fiction.”

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Flawed, but Believable: Kristen Arnett’s ‘With Teeth’ Poses Interesting Questions about Identity, Family, and Societal Expectations

A review of Kristen Arnett’s new novel, “With Teeth.”

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Loren C. Steffy’s Debut Novel Highlights the Tug-of-War Between Tradition and Progress

With his debut novel “The Big Empty,” Steffy carves out a niche in the fiction genre and fills it with his insight — enlightening and grim — on the American way of making a living, including the kind involving “coming home caked in sweat and dirt and animal [dung] every night.”

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