Jan 5, 2020
Essays feature a whale with online followers, families who believe a child led a prior life and Civil War photographers’ staging of corpses.
Sep 6, 2019
In "The Twice-Born," a Pakistani-Indian journalist living in London travels back to India on a personal quest, but is unsure what he is searching for.
Jul 27, 2019
The provocative literary critic's recent book reveals that he yearns for more time to reconcile that he's merely "a reader and a teacher, and not a creator."
Jun 14, 2019
In a time rife with anti-immigrant invective, Truthdig reviews a book that explores a historic episode involving missionaries and migrant Chinese women.
May 31, 2019
Mexican writer Julian Herbert investigates a 1911 slaughter of Cantonese immigrants in Torreon, Mexico, and his country's history of violence.
Mar 29, 2019
In the first memoir from a Chinese millennial published in America, Karoline Kan explores yearning for equality and preserving her family's legacy.
Mar 23, 2019
Julie Delporte's autobiographical graphic novel wrestles with issues of sexual abuse, fantasies of motherhood, and the creation of art.
May 25, 2018
Michael Chabon's new essays about struggling to be the best father he can be are as enchanting, sad and intuitive as his extraordinary novels.
May 18, 2018
In a new book addressed to his daughter, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explains capitalism well but fails to empathize with its victims.
May 12, 2018
Sheila Heti's new book attempts to excavate the ghosts of her childhood and confront the decision of whether to become a parent.
Mar 16, 2018
A new book, "Patriot Number One," tracks the journey of a political refugee from China to the underground world of undocumented immigrants in New York.
Mar 2, 2018
Tom Sleigh travels to war zones and refugee camps, yet views intervention on his part as transgression. When does passivity become complicity?