Families continue to fascinate memoir writers, readers, and reviewers.
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Gross’s tense and harrowing story portrays how one extraordinarily brave soldier attempts the unthinkable, producing nail-biting suspense, a mournful ode to those who endured the camps, and an exploration of what constitutes a civil and spiritual life.
The themes this month: cute dogs; autism; cross-dressing; vintage dressing; the idiocy of war; the aftereffects of the Holocaust and of AIDS.
This edition of Classic Returns includes a father of fashion commentary, a mother of crime fiction, a postwar man of letters, and a Texas noir storyteller.