restricted access   Volume 8, Number 2, Fall 2006

Table of Contents

From: Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

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Editor's Notes

pp. ix-xi

Fine Distinctions

pp. 1-10

The Boy Who Didn't Like Money

pp. 11-22

Empty Streets, Missing Children

pp. 23-37


pp. 39-52

What Kind of Children?

pp. 53-59

A Pill to Change Your Life

pp. 61-75

A Woman No One Wanted

pp. 77-91

A River of Light

pp. 93-108

An Excerpt from A Family of Strangers

pp. 109-116

Seven Wonders

pp. 117-131


Interview with Vivian Gornick

pp. 133-149

Photo Essay

Taking Liberties

pp. 151-153

Book Reviews

Full Length Reviews

Rose City: A Memoir of Work (review)

pp. 155-157

Tracing the Essay: Through Experience to Truth (review)

pp. 157-160

Campus Sexpot: A Memoir (review)

pp. 161-163

Gone to New York: Adventures in the City (review)

pp. 163-166

I Remember Running: The Year I Got Everything I Ever Wanted--and ALS (review)

pp. 166-168

Reader-to-Reader: Capsule Reviews

This column invites readers to share their favorite nonfiction books in print. Memoirs, travel writing, nature writing, essay collections, biography, and true adventure are all welcome in these capsule reviews—both of new books and of old favorites still available. Our aim is to keep the best nonfiction alive in a reader-to-reader kind of way. If you have books that you’d like to recommend in this column, contact Mimi Schwartz at

Overcoming Demons

pp. 169-171

Meat: What's Not for Dinner

pp. 171-174

Quirky Parenting Tales

pp. 174-176


About the Contributors

pp. 177-180