An illustration of people sitting around a dragon When Didion Reviewed Cheever

by Nicholas Mancusi ’10

Noor Qasim ’18 sifted through back issues of the Book Review. Talk about literary treasure.


A man with gray hair smiling at the camera Cooking Up a Career

by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

An American in Paris—who becomes Gourmet’s local restaurant reviewer—recounts his gustatory learning curve.


An illustration of a woman holding a candle in the rain Just Try Not to Cry

by Makena Onjerika ’10

Dustin Thao ’18 writes a story of teenage grief.


An illustration of a book and a pair of glasses on a couch Short Takes

by Katherine Duke ’05

It’s a family affair, as Amherst authors bring us stories of brothers, sisters and spouses, whether real or fictional.