Alison Lurie

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Fay Weldon, circa 1985

The Triumph of Fay Weldon


by Fay Weldon


by Fay Weldon

Down Among the Women

by Fay Weldon

Auto da Fay: A Memoir

by Fay Weldon


by Fay Weldon

The Bulgari Connection

by Fay Weldon

She May Not Leave

by Fay Weldon

Long Live the King

by Fay Weldon

The New Countess

by Fay Weldon

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March 20, 2014 issue

Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood and Greg Wise as John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility, 1995

Comedy in Bloom

The Three Weissmanns of Westport

by Cathleen Schine

March 25, 2010 issue


The Widows of Eastwick

by John Updike

January 15, 2009 issue

Do Schools Have to Be Boring?


by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor

The Open Classroom: A Practical Guide to a New Way of Teaching

by Herbert R. Kohl

Social Design: Creating Buildings with People in Mind

by Robert Sommer

Big Box Reuse

by Julia Christensen

Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory

by Jonathan Zimmerman

Children's Spaces

edited by Mark Dudek

Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and Other Boneheaded Bureaucrats Are Turning America into a Nation of Children

by David Harsanyi

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December 18, 2008 issue

The Message of the Schoolroom


by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor

Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory

by Jonathan Zimmerman

Teaching Boys and Girls Separately

an article by Elizabeth Weil

December 4, 2008 issue

The Girl in the Tower

Petrosinella: A Neapolitan Rapunzel

retold and illustrated by Diane Stanley

Golden: A Retelling of "Rapunzel"

by Cameron Dokey

Letters from Rapunzel

by Sara Lewis Holmes


by Barbara Rogasky, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman


by Donna Jo Napoli

The Tower Room

by Adèle Geras

Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel

by Patricia Storace, illustrated by Raúl Colón

Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale

by Lynn Roberts, illustrated by David Roberts

Barbie as Rapunzel

by Merry North

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May 1, 2008 issue

When Is a Building Beautiful?

The Architecture of Happiness

by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel

by Alain de Botton

The Consolations of Philosophy

by Alain de Botton

How Proust Can Change Your Life

by Alain de Botton

The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel

by Alain de Botton

Household Gods: The British and Their Possessions

by Deborah Cohen

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March 15, 2007 issue

The Lamp in the Mausoleum

The View from Castle Rock: Stories

by Alice Munro

Carried Away: A Selection of Stories

by Alice Munro, with an introduction by Margaret Atwood

Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives: A Biography

by Robert Thacker

Lives of Mothers and Daughters: Growing Up with Alice Munro

by Sheila Munro

December 21, 2006 issue

Liberated Girls

Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys

by Louisa May Alcott

November 3, 2005 issue

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