In Dreaming in Hindi, Katherine Russell Rich challenges head on the theory of the "critical period" in learning a language. This book satisfied my nerdy love of all things word-related with a pleasant and refreshing combination of narrative and linguistic theory. It's a good account of how much language really influences individuals, culture, and experience.
Ariel Levy Has Written a Thoroughly Modern Memoir - In “The Rules Do Not Apply,” a writer for The New Yorker interrogates the hoary conceit of “having it all” after a harrowing miscarriage and divorce.
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