Tag: New Day Tuesday

, | By Kaila Young

[ August 16, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

As we work to bring light to the often ignored voices in literature, we must take this week to focus on a specific minority – Afghan women. Nadia Hashimi, a pediatrician of Afghan heritage, tells a fictional but absolutely realistic story of a mother accused of murdering her husband. Set in Hashimi’s parents’ homeland, A …

, | By Story Staff

[ August 2, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

Americans live in a country of post-slavery, post-Civil War, post-“this water fountain is for whites only.” But we are not post-racism. Wilcox County High School in Georgia held separate “white proms” and “black proms” up until only two years ago, when the school hosted it’s first integrated prom in 2014. There are the cases of …

, | By Kaila Young

[ July 26, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney’s, co-founder of 826 Valencia, and an all-around awesome writer, publisher, and philanthropist. His latest novel, Heroes of the Frontier, comes out July 26 courtesy of Knopf Publishing Group. Read an excerpt at Outside magazine. Find Heroes of the Frontier at your favorite bookstore, IndieBound, Barnes and Noble, or …

, | By Kaila Young

[ April 26, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change by Andrew Solomon

The desire to escape grounds itself in many of us, but it laid roots early in Andrew Solomon. As a Jewish child hearing stories of the Holocaust and obsessing over British fairy tales, Solomon prepared for his opportunity to get out. In his essay “Dispatches from Everywhere,” Solomon writes: I was afraid of the world. …

, | By Kaila Young

[ March 15, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao

Partition essentially means division. In 1947, the Partition of India meant the division between India and Pakistan, the creation of a borderline. But it also meant the division between mother and child, duty and love, youth and battle scars. The 1947 partition was arguably the product of genocide and the motivator of the world’s largest …

, | By Kaila Young

[ March 8, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi

I swung between rage and guilt. It was my work that had caused this to happen to my husband. And yet was it not Javad who had betrayed me? But I was not in his shoes, isolated, away from my wife and daughters, vulnerable. I thought of telling him that he was not alone. That …

, | By Kaila Young

[ March 1, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Prodigals by Greg Jackson

When you think Fight Club, you think Tyler Durden. When you think Catcher in the Rye, you think Holden Caulfield. Memorable books simply have memorable characters—the ones so complex that you lose your mind right along with them. And by the end of the book you have married Holden and gone to Tyler’s funeral (before you realize …

, | By Lizz Dawson; Vito Grippi

[ February 16, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Why We Came To The City by Kristopher Jansma

“We came to the city because we wished to live haphazardly, to reach for only the least realistic of our desires, and to see if we could not learn what our failures had to teach, and not, when we came to live, discover that we had never died.” This week’s New Day Tuesday captures the …

, | By Kaila Young

[ February 2, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Today Means Amen by Sierra DeMulder

I didn’t cry when I watched The Notebook or Titanic, or at that part when Plato dies in Rebel Without a Cause. I didn’t cry for The Bell Jar or The Great Gatsby. But when I watched Sierra DeMulder perform at York College last Spring, I sobbed. It was one of those purifying, necessary sobs that had been …

, | By Kaila Young

[ January 26, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor

In Story‘s home base in York, Pennsylvania, we are still recovering Blizzard Jonas—the storm that buried nearly half of eastern America under snow mounds the size of overgrown adolescents. Thankfully, here has landed a warmhearted book for the snow days gracing us out east. Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor describes Shira Greene’s effort to find work as …