[Dana Greene's latest book is Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life. She serves on the board of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.

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Book Review

'Pelosi' biography chronicles wins and losses, not her inner workings

Book review: NCR readers who might be eager to know how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's faith — Pelosi is a committed Catholic — and actions intersect, will be disappointed, but Molly Ball's Pelosi confirms the speaker's contribution to American history.

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On Flannery O'Connor's birthday, two books to celebrate her life, work

Book review: For the many who consider this Southern Catholic one of the best fiction writers of 20th-century America, Good Things Out of Nazareth and Andalusian Hours commemorate her in very different ways.

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New book meditates on Emily Dickinson's acute awareness of natural world

Review: In this extended reflection on the much-beloved poet's work, Charles Murphy charts the sacramental qualities of Dickinson's imagination and her rebellion against sin-haunted Calvinism.

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Carolyn Forché brings us back to pre-war El Salvador in new memoir

Book review: She started writing it 23 years after leaving, and it took 15 years to complete. As a 27-year-old recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Forché traveled to El Salvador in 1978, an unlikely candidate to tell this gripping story of atrocity.