Category Archives: Nonfiction

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Amy B.    August 22, 2017    Comments Off on Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay has achieved a lot in her life–she has a PhD and is a New York Times bestselling author–but in her mind she’s still “the girl in the woods”, the vulnerable twelve year old who was gang-raped by her …

What She Ate by Laura Shapiro

Amy B.    August 8, 2017    Comments Off on What She Ate by Laura Shapiro

Food writer Laura Shapiro examines the lives of six prominent women through their “food stories” in this collective biography. The women are:

Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the poet William Wordsworth, whose evocative reference to “black puddings” in her diary summarizes…