restricted access   Volume 9, Number 2, Fall 2007

Table of Contents

From: Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

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Editor's Notes

pp. vii-ix

Essays and Memoirs

I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part

pp. 1-10

That There, That's Not Me

pp. 11-16

In Plain Sight

pp. 17-21

After the Harvest

pp. 23-41

Call of the Sirens

pp. 43-50

Broken Waters

pp. 51-64

Idaho Yahoo

pp. 65-77

The Week in Birds

pp. 79-88

Improvising: Learning to Relish Risk

pp. 89-104


pp. 105-116

A Few Things I Know about Softball

pp. 117-127

Teaching at Point Blank

pp. 129-146


Interview with Marjane Satrapi

pp. 147-157

Photo Essay

Dancing Rocks Study #1

pp. 159-161

Book Reviews

Full-Length Reviews

Dream Not of Other Worlds: Teaching in a Segregated Elementary School, 1970 (review)

pp. 163-166

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million (review)

pp. 166-169

Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir (review)

pp. 169-171

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

The Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost, and: The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change, and: Rowing to Latitude: Journeys along the Arctic's Edge (review)

pp. 173-176

Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship across Five Continents, and: The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train through Asia (review)

pp. 176-177


About the Contributors

pp. 179-182