Natalie Wexler

Natalie Wexler is the author of two novels, The Mother-Daughter Show (Fuze Publishing, December 2011) and the award-winning A More Obedient Wife. Her essays and feature articles have appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, the American Scholar, the Gettysburg Review, and other publications. She has also worked as a temporary secretary, a newspaper reporter, a Supreme Court law clerk, a legal historian, and (briefly) an actual lawyer. She lives in Washington, D.C.


14 entries by Natalie Wexler

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This detailed account of a dying art is too quick to dismiss our most personalized form of communication.

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A practical manual for instilling a love of reading in children.

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An engaging account of how the hurdles faced by beleaguered educators are nothing new.

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American education, it's generally agreed, is in a state of crisis. The media is full of dire stories about soaring dropout rates, plummeting or stagnant test scores, and the woes of teachers who are underprepared, underpaid, and subject to evaluations that may not reflect their true value.

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Too radical for their time, these women even confused Karl Marx.

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The author of Eat, Pray, Love brings readers a 19th-century novel of ideas.

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Forget the cluelessness of 17-year-olds. It’s the parents who need coaching in this novel about the anxious world of college-essay preparation.

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Two women who flouted their families’ wishes and married men who played key roles in the Revolutionary War.

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The life of Margaret Fuller, whose 19th-century struggles and triumphs still resonate today.

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Christopher Tilghman

The author revisits Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and its slave-holding past, in a prequel to his debut novel Mason’s Retreat.

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This recipe for educating kids turns to time-tested ideas about the importance of instilling virtues that drive personal achievement.

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This novel brews up a mixture of witches, ghosts and guilt for the protagonist, a pilot who failed to avert a catastrophic plane crash.

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From the records of one family’s history, a tale of hard living in the wilds of Colorado in 1916.

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Marrying well in 19th-century Europe, through the eyes of Baltimore’s famous Caton sisters.