restricted access   Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2007

Table of Contents

From: Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

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About the cooper

pp. vii-viii

2006 Editors/Prize


pp. 1-6

Take Me with You

pp. 7-20

Essays and Memoirs

Alone in Amsterdam

pp. 21-37

A Self-Portrait of a Woman Who Hates Cameras

pp. 39-47

Thoughts Occasioned by My Father-in-law, Garlic, and Montevideo's Mercado Modelo

pp. 49-56

Regrets Only

pp. 57-71


pp. 73-80

Final: Comprehensive, Roughly

pp. 81-91


pp. 93-97

What Has Happened to Charmaine?

pp. 99-105

Kano, and Elsewhere

pp. 107-120

I Met a Man Who Has Seen the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and This Is What He Told Me

pp. 121-123

The Lear Years

pp. 125-130


pp. 131-144


Roundtable: Research in Nonfiction

pp. 145-164

Photo Essay

Luke Swank: A Life and Legacy Rediscovered

pp. 165-171

Book Reviews

Full-Lenth Reviews

The World Before Mirrors (review)

pp. 173-175

Strange Piece of Paradise: A Return to the American West to Investigate My Attempted Murder - and Solve the Riddle of Myself (review)

pp. 176-178

Perishable (review)

pp. 178-180

Birdsong: A Natural History (review)

pp. 180-181

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

Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies, and: Spirited Men: Story, Soul, and Substance, and: The Wet Engine: Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart (review)

pp. 183-186

Castles Burning: A Child's Life in War, and: Mountains Beyond Mountains:The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, and: JAPAN: True Stories, Travelers Tales (review)

pp. 186-189


About the Contributors

pp. 191-194