Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Archive

The Evolution of True Crime

Recent true crime memoirs written by women who have experienced unimaginable violence increasingly describe the sorts of events we cannot read from a comfortable remove.

Apart

Apart Catherine Taylor Ugly Ducking Presse, May 2012 168 pages $17 Partway through Catherine Taylor’s lyric mélange Apart, there is a moment—just one—at which the reader is permitted to entertain the notion that perhaps the narrative is about to settle down into the story of a woman’s trip back

Life After Murder

Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption Nancy Mullane PublicAffairs 384 pages $26.99 American prisons hold over 140,000 lifers. Under the rallying cry “life means life,” parole is rare; some states have eliminated it. Graphed, the number of lifers over the past three decades looks like a