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Stitches: A Memoir

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In Stitches, artist and illustrator David Small tells the story of his early life. Given his whimsical children’s book illustrations, one would expect his childhood to have been similarly idyllic. Unfortunately, this was not the case. His family was dominated…

Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale

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Forget Sorrow is a story that will let you do anything but. The title a translation of Belle Yang’s given name, Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale tells the Yang family story throughout different time periods. The structure of the book…

The Influencing Machine

There’s supposedly an old Chinese curse that states “May you live in interesting times.” If that’s the case then Brooke Gladstone, author of The Influencing Machine, would not only most likely be happy, but be able to tell us all…

The Influencing Machine

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Brook Gladstone, host of NPR’s On the Media, begins her work of graphic nonfiction with the story of psychoanalyst Victor Tausk and his treatise “On the Origin of the ‘Influencing Machine’ in Schizophrenia,” written in 1919 and first published in…

Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood

There’s a general perception, somehow, that small town life holds the key to community in this country. That’s where you find the tales of ancestors past, traditions passed from generation to generation, and intimate knowledge of everyone and everything worth…