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Jessica Ferri is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared at The New Yorker's Book Bench, NPR, The Economist, The Daily Beast, Time Out New York, Bookforum, and more. Find her at www.jessicaferri.com.

Great Expectations

PERSONAL HISTORY

Great Expectations

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With pregnancy came plenty of time to read -- and uncertainty about how that would change with a baby. Essay by Jessica Ferri.
Nothing Doing: On the Art of Procrastination

HUMAN NATURE

Nothing Doing: On the Art of Procrastination

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When doing nothing is an essential part of making something. By Jessica Ferri.
The Uncanny Suite

BEYOND CATEGORY

The Uncanny Suite

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A new book explores the strange, sometimes unsettling magic of the hotel room. Essay by Jessica Ferri.
American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest

FAMILY HISTORY

American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest

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Julia Staab died in 1896. Why then do some believe that she still haunts her Santa Fe home? Review by Jessica Ferri.
The First Bad Man

FICTION

The First Bad Man

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An unconventional film director's first novel is a tale of unlikely allies finding their own unique approach to maternity.
Small Towns

Five Books

Small Towns

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American stories: pastoral, fearsome, and profound.
I’ll Be Right There

Reviews & Essays

I’ll Be Right There

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The author of Please Look After Mom turns to South Korea's turbulent 1980s in her new novel.

Pushkin Hills

Reviews & Essays

Pushkin Hills

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A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams.

Before the Crash

Reviews & Essays

Before the Crash

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Two new books drink in the excesses (and mornings after) of the Jazz Age.

The Signature of All Things

Reviews & Essays

The Signature of All Things

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The author of Eat, Pray, Love spins a globetrotting tale of a 19th-century naturalist's quest for understanding.

Levels of Life

Reviews & Essays

Levels of Life

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The author of The Sense of an Ending offers a typically inventive reflection on grief.

The Color Master

Reviews & Essays

The Color Master

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Fifteen stories implant the fantastic within a resolutely ordinary world.