Migrations to solitude

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Pantheon Books, 1992 - Nature - 213 pages
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An astonishing exploration of the experience of privacy: of lives etched by privacy's absence--a homeless person, patients in an intensive-care unit; of lives fulfilled by its presence--a monk, two hermits; of lives where privacy is a deprivation--a prisoner in solitary confinement, parents whose only daughter dies; and of lives where it is an invitation to invasion.

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Some essays that were "nice" without being profound, some that were interesting without being particularly emotionally engaging, and a few that had teeth and raised some interesting questions. A nice mix, actually, and fairly light but moderately though-provoking. Read full review

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SUE HALPERN received her doctorate from Oxford University in 1985 and first began teaching at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the author of "Four Wings and a Prayer, Migrations to Solitude," and two books of fiction. Her work has appeared in "The New Yorker," the "New York Times, Rolling Stone, Conde Nast Traveler," and "The New York Review of Books," among other publications. She lives in Ripton, Vermont, with her husband, writer Bill McKibben, and their daughter, Sophie, and is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College.

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