This excerpt has been adapted from the author's recent memoir, "The Book of Separation."
In my parents’ backyard in Memphis, where my three kids and I go to take a break from the Passover…preparations being made in the kitchen, we pile into the hammock. It’s early April, and the azalea bushes are in bloom, along with the lacy white dogwood trees. Spring is the prettiest time of year to be in Memphis, when the blazing summer days still seem like misremembered exaggerations. The school year is winding down,… >> Read More