Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

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Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy

In The New York Times Book Review, Caitlin Flanagan reviews “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, about Sandberg’s life after the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, in May 2015. Flanagan writes of the book:

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You Shall Tell Your Child: In Time for Passover, a Journalist Celebrates a Year of Jewish Holidays

MY JEWISH YEAR 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew By Abigail Pogrebin 326 pp. Fig Tree Books. $22.95. According to the writer Leon Wieseltier, the greatest scandal among American Jews is illiteracy. We simply don’t know enough — not nearly enough — about who we are and what Jews believe.

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Finding Sobriety in the Rural Rituals of Her Remote Orkney Home

THE OUTRUN By Amy Liptrot 280 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $25.95. Amy Liptrot begins her memoir with a glossary: In the Orkney Islands of far northern Scotland, seals are called selkies; cattle are kye; and the fog rolling in from the sea goes by the evocative haar.