Honest Patriots

The United States has a complicated history.

Steady and Trembling

Motherhood memoirs are glutting the market these days. Yet beyond how-to manuals for new dads, glossy gift books for Father’s Day, and the occasional memoir of a son about his father, reflective writing by men about parenting is scarce.

The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter

Once there were three boys. Their names were Neil and Paul and Eric. This was in New Jersey some years ago.

Invigorating Acts

The Din in the Head

Let us briefly recount the career of one of the most interesting and spiritually minded of American writers. Nine books of fiction, including a searing arrow of a novella, The Shawl, which ranks with Primo Levi’s haunted memoirs when we talk about books on the Holocaust.