The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America, by Anita Hannig @ NYJB

“The Day I Die is an informative and accessible addition to the literature of death and dying. Hannig, as an anthropologist, explores the various roadblocks and challenges facing individuals who seek to die with dignity.” Continue reading The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America, by Anita Hannig @ NYJB

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Monday with the Supremes: When Freedom Speaks, by Lynn Greenky @ NYJB

“When Freedom Speaks by Lynn Greenky is an excellent introduction and exploration of the contentious field of First Amendment jurisprudence. Both entertaining and educational, it provides the knowledge necessary for an informed electorate.” Continue reading Monday with the Supremes: When Freedom Speaks, by Lynn Greenky @ NYJB

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Commonplace Book: The Soldier’s Tear

Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany. Upon a hill he turned, To take a last fond look Of the valley and the village church, And the cottage by the brook. He listened to the sounds So familiar to the ear, And the soldier leant upon his sword And wiped away a tear. … He turned and left the spot, Oh! do not deem him weak, For dauntless was the soldier’s heart, Tho’ tears were on his cheek. Go watch the foremost ranks, In danger’s dark career. Be sure the hand most daring there Has wiped away … Continue reading Commonplace Book: The Soldier’s Tear

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Translation Tuesdays: Voroshilovgrad, by Serhiy Zhadan @ nyjb

“Recommended reading for those looking for a more lighthearted take on a region riven by suffering and war. Voroshilovgrad is yet another example of Ukraine’s cultural uniqueness and its post-Soviet literary scene.” Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Voroshilovgrad, by Serhiy Zhadan @ nyjb

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