Books

Books

The History of Last Night's Dream

Rodger Kamenetz’s vividly honest and well-researched book on dreams in Western culture is extraordinary—in part for its defiance of genre, a defiance that will no doubt make some readers uneasy.

BookMarks

Teenagers are often a mysterious mix of impulsiveness and inertia, which makes it difficult to recognize in them the signs of depression. Many people find it hard to believe that adolescents can be clinically depressed.

Failing America’s Faithful

There are now scores of books dealing with the right-wing takeover of the church in the United States—enough that my editor suggests that they form an identifiable genre.

Separate and unequal

Jonathan Kozol has made a career of documenting in book after heartbreaking book what poor children of color are asked to endure in school.