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by Ottessa Moshfegh

People frequently observe that fiction sometimes reveals truths that nonfiction cannot. Moshfegh's mordant novel about the interior life of an isolated young woman makes good on that premise. Eileen Dunlop presents her story as a monologue, telling of the night when she escaped her dreary life. Until then, she is the quintessential mousy secretary, trudging between home, where she cares for an abusive, alcoholic father, and her job at a juvenile prison. No description is too private, nor too scatological, for Moshfegh, who details grime like no one else.

Blood Will Out

by Walter Kirn

Writer Kirn's quest to understand his oddball friend Clark Rockefeller, a conman and serial impersonator, brings the author face to face with himself. Why would a writer be drawn to such a person, and why would he allow their lopsided, awkward association to continue for years? This wryly entertaining memoir is, at bottom, a study of American aspiration.

The Interestings

by Meg Wolitzer

Through a saga spanning four decades, Wolitzer explores questions of talent and privilege with the story of six precocious teens who meet at a summer arts camp. By middle-age, most have turned out to be wannabes, hypocrites, or damaged beyond repair. (Only one, the oddball, is a true artist, and he has serious deficiencies in other areas.) The plot hinges on an alleged assault between members of the group, unveiling betrayals, secrets, and a pointed skepticism about what it means to be an artist.


by Cara Hoffman

Bridey, a parentless teenager surviving by her wits in late-1980s Athens, moves in with an Eton dropout and his lover, Milo, a poet from the projects. They are "runners," luring tourists to book lodging in a rundown hotel. In exchange, they get a free room and drinking money from the proprietor. All goes according to plan in this deeply romantic novel, until one of the group comes up with a scam that goes fatally awry. Hoffman writes with deep affection for the outsider and displays keen interest in those who upend the social order.

The Journalist and the Murderer

by Janet Malcolm

This exploration of the manipulative dance between writer and subject remains the most incisive discussion to date of the moral implications of that relationship. Malcolm's book tells the true story of author Joe McGinniss, who wrote a bestseller about a gruesome crime and was subsequently sued by the accused for, essentially, implying he was a friend when he was in fact a journalist. There are no heroes in Malcolm's elegant dissection, which puts the very practice of journalism under ethical review.

Claudia Rowe

About Claudia Rowe

Claudia Rowe is an award-winning journalist who has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, Woman's Day, Yes! and Seattle's alternative weekly, The Stranger. Currently, Claudia is a staff writer at the Seattle Times. Her coverage of social issues, race, and violence has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and the Journalism Center on Children & Families, which awarded her a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

Latest Book from the author

The Spider and the Fly: a Reporter, a Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder

by Claudia Rowe

In this superb work of literary true crime--a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense--a female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and her search to understand the darkness inside us.