A Civil Action

I just finished A Civil Action by Jonathon Harr, a masterly piece of research, reporting, and narrative. I recently picked up Among the Thugs by Bill Buford at a tiny used bookstore. Last I night finished Marilynne Robinson's "The Waste Land," a sharp, short piece published in an early issue of Granta and reprinted in The Granta Book of Reportage, and "The War at Home," Janet Wondra's lovely contribution to Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction, edited by Judith Kitchen.

-Mara Naselli, nonfiction editor

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