Bomb Shelter

The openhearted joy and fear woven throughout Mary Laura Philpott’s second memoir-in-essays is relatable, even comforting.

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Review of ‘Bomb Shelter’

Parents express affection in different ways. The care packages Mary Laura Philpott received when she was in college are a perfect illustration: If the package was from her mother, it would contain sweets, maybe something practical, perhaps money. But if her dad sent the box, it was almost always filled with canned…

Interview with Mary Laura Philpott

The bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink reflects on her life among the stacks.

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