LitStack Recs: Favorite Reads of 2014 & Wolf in White Van

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My Favorite Reads of 2014 So many great books this year makes a tiered list impossible to compile, but I can narrow it down to the ten books that will stay with my long after this year’s list making is done. This fall, I read Rory Stewart’s The Places In-Between, the chronicle of his walk [….]

LitStack Recs: The Empathy Exams & The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy

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The Empathy Exams: Essays, by Leslie Jamison 2014 is being called the year of the essay, due to the extraordinary stream of collections it has brought — Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering, Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, Meghan Daum’s The Unspeakable among them—showing the personal essay in a range of styles and voices and demonstrating the elasticity of [….]