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Joan Wickersham

Joan Wickersham’s memoir The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order was a National Book Award Finalist as well as appearing on “best books of the year” lists including the Boston Globe, the LA Times, New York Magazine, Salon, and the Washington Post. She is also the author of a novel, The Paper Anniversary, and her fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and is forthcoming in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Joan writes a regular op-ed column for the Boston Globe and has contributed on-air essays to the NPR shows “On Point” and “Morning Edition.” She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo.

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JOAN WICKERSHAM

The little bookstore tucked away in Cambridge

By Joan Wickersham, Globe Columnist

The Bryn Mawr Book Store in Cambridge is a happily abundant mixture of old and recent, serious and fun.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

Boston’s second-stage responders

By Joan Wickersham, Globe Columnist

The Marathon bombings have afforded productive lessons in creating accessible housing.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

The equinox season

By Joan Wickersham, Globe Columnist

Amid remnants of the harsh winter, signs are emerging of what’s ahead.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

Ugly mills, and the art they gave us

By Joan Wickersham, Globe Columnist

Unlike the great collections of Europe, American museums were born from the marriage of industry and art.