Award-winning Writing, Literature, and Publishing associate professor and graduate program director Kim McLarin’s newest book, James Baldwin’s Another Country: Bookmarked publishes this month, examining her own life and career through the context and themes of Another Country. Nina MacLaughlin, the reviewer, says “McLarin is forthright, candid, clear, demonstrating on every page ‘a willingness to look at things and see them as they are.’ As she writes, ‘This sounds simple. It is not.'”
The book is a sensitive look at the nuances of Baldwin’s novel and its role in McLarin’s coming of age as a writer and a welcome addition to the series: of the 14 books in the Bookmarked series so far, only two of the authors are women, and only one concerns a work written by a woman.