memoir
Truth Teller Spotlight: Bea Chang, Essayist.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Bea Chang, Essayist.

“Traveling helps me figure out the right questions to ask. It is the writing afterward—sometimes long afterward—that feels like seeking and revealing the truth in the answers to those questions.”     For Bea Chang, who contributed the memoir “The River My Father Promised” to our “Maps & Legends” issue, life is–literally–a journey. At the...
From Our Pages: "Dale Flynn's Blood," memoir by D. J. Lee.

From Our Pages: “Dale Flynn’s Blood,” memoir by D. J. Lee.

Trouble next door. “I pushed away and we stood in the soft wet dirt of the shoulder, staring at one another. Suddenly, he lunged forward …”   D. J. Lee’s searing memoir of bullying, aspiration, and teenaged hormones appeared in BROAD STREET’s “Bedeviled” issue in winter/spring 2015. It has been praised for its gritty portrayal of anger...
Breaking news: On the *Notable* Bea Chang and the river her father promised.

Breaking news: On the *Notable* Bea Chang and the river her father promised.

“They were river boys, he likes to say, and they grew up into mountain men. In college, they sneaked past anti-Communist guardposts by the pale gray of dawn to backpack into the mountain range that stretches down the heart of Taiwan.”   We’re pleased to see that Bea Chang’s “The River My Father Promised” has...
Online Exclusive: "El Rosario Road:    The spell of ordinary spectacle." By Douglas Haynes.

Online Exclusive: “El Rosario Road: The spell of ordinary spectacle.” By Douglas Haynes.

“The river swells. A white goose waddles out from a farmyard to ride the rapids, then disembarks and does it again. In a head-to-toe navy slicker and tall rubber boots, an ice cream man pushes his cart through the whitecaps. His thumb rings a bell …”   El Rosario Road Splay-leafed palms spike the fencerows....
From Our Pages: "An Affair of Youth" ... In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum. With UNIQUE photograph of the first gravesite.

From Our Pages: “An Affair of Youth” … In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum. With UNIQUE photograph of the first gravesite.

Finally Rick struck a match by a gravestone and yelled, “They’re here!” Jim and I converged on the modest, waist-high headstone, streaked dark with tree sap or mold, that Rick was kneeling beside. In his matchlight the inscription was clear: “Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald . . . His Wife . . . Zelda Sayre.” Things went glimmering, and each of us,...