East of Eden: On Rachel Monroe’s “Savage Appetites”
Ellen Wayland-Smith reviews Rachel Monroe’s “Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession.”
Treasures on Earth and in Heaven: On Briallen Hopper’s “Hard to Love”
Ellen Wayland-Smith reviews Briallen Hopper’s new essay collection, “Hard to Love.”
(Again?) Again: Reading Leslie Jamison’s “The Recovering”
Ellen Wayland-Smith follows the narrative weave of Leslie Jamison’s memoir, “The Recovering.”
The Alchemy of Pain: Melissa Febos’s “Abandon Me”
Ellen Wayland-Smith on Melissa Febos’s “Abandon Me.”
Imaginary Children: “The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood”
Ellen Wayland-Smith on Belle Boggs's "The Art of Waiting."
Oneida: The Christian Utopia Where Contraception Was King
Ellen Wayland-Smith examines her ancestors' history in the Oneida Community, a 19th-century religious commune.