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A Steady Diet of Low Expectations: A Conversation with Jessica Bruder, Author of “Nomadland”

THREE YEARS AGO, when Jessica Bruder, the author of the Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, published her nonfiction account of the growing tribe of nomads roaming the American West, people who live in their vans or cars or RVs and work seasonal jobs to get by, she couldn’t have known that her book …

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The Port of Missing Women

The Port of Missing Women What is it about Philip Marlowe and female foils? A biographer reimagines his legacy.   BY JUDITH FREEMAN   September 29, 2020 For some time, I’ve imagined writing a novel titled The Port of Missing Women, a term I came across while doing research for my biography of Raymond Chandler, The Long Embrace. It refers …

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The Wall Street Journal: Five Best: Judith Freeman on Mormons and Mormonism

Five Best: Judith Freeman on Mormons and Mormonism Judith Freeman selects and reviews the five best books on Mormons and Mormonism for the Wall Street Journal. Read the article here Sept. 30, 2016 1:02 p.m. ET Ms. Freeman is the author, most recently, of ‘The Latter Days: A Memoir.’ No Man Knows My History By …

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San Francisco Chronicle – July 22 – by Jeff Baker – “Who wouldn’t want to keep reading?”

San Francisco Chronicle – July 22 – by Jeff Baker – “Who wouldn’t want to keep reading?” Judith Freeman uses a famous quote from Czeslaw Milosz on the last page of her new memoir, “The Latter Days”: “When a writer is born into a family,” Milosz said, “the family is finished.” It’s tempting to buy …

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The Salt Lake City Tribune: Judith Freeman is set free by the truth of her Mormon girlhood

The Salt Lake City Tribune: Judith Freeman is set free by the truth of her Mormon girlhood – By Ellen Fag Weist ….  As a narrator, Freeman’s voice is direct and distanced, recounting the encompassing collective of her family and LDS neighbors, while examining the repressed sexuality of a patriarchal culture. She describes her younger …

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