In The Wonder, Emma Donoghue Explores the Historical Phenomenon of the 'Fasting Girls' 

Though Emma Donoghue is likely best known for Room, her 2010 best-selling novel turned film, she more commonly writes historical fiction, raiding archives for odd and violent histories, particularly the lives of long dead women and children. With her latest novel, The Wonder, Donoghue has returned to this familiar…

Once More Unto the Breach: Will the Endless Interest in The Mitfords Ever Be Quenched?

Saying there’s a new book about the Mitford sisters is a bit like sharing the breaking news that the sun rose again. Of course there is a new book out about the six legendary ladies of the Mitford family; they are a well-tapped source of 20th century intrigue, with enough lingering questions about their lives and…

Gloria Steinem Has Written the Rare Memoir That's More Focused on Others Than on Herself

In her 81 years on Earth, including a long former career as a journalist, Gloria Steinem has only written six books, three of which are essay compilations. None are specifically about her life, despite its figurative importance to so many people; she’s never quite explained how she’s accomplished all that she has, how…