Andrew Imbrie Dayton

Andrew Imbrie Dayton co-authored The House That War Minister Built (Octavio Books, September 2011) with his wife, Elahe Talieh Dayton, and is a contributing editor for The Washington Independent Review of Books. He received his undergraduate degree at Princeton, and advanced doctoral degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. He subsequently did postdoctoral studies at Harvard and now lives in the Washington, DC area. He has previously published short fiction in the Potomac Review.

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8 entries by Andrew Imbrie Dayton

Book Review

Louis Barthas

Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918

Life in the trenches of World War I, recorded by one who endured four years there.

Book Review

Where the Moon Isn’t: A Novel

In this heart-wrenching debut, a troubled misfit carries the guilt of a childhood mistake.


The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

What is the magic of these words that some 85 years on they still draw us with such poignancy and verve?


Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

This monthly feature invites readers to (re)discover a work that’s so rich and delightful it calls for slow reading to appreciate it fully.

Book Review

Wise Men

Stuart Nadler

Wise Men

Forbidden love and the search for redemption drive this compelling debut novel.

Book Review

Hisham Matar

Anatomy of a Disappearance: A Novel

Summer of 42 in Middle Eastern clothes.

Book Review

Maziar Bahari

Then They Came for Me, A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival

A true story of captivity, torture and survival in Iran.

Book Review

Paula McLain

The Paris Wife

A poignant evocation of Paris in the 1920s and the Lost Generation through the eyes of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley ― his “Paris wife.”