American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
Mary Gordon’s latest novel centers on a family crisis – a woman learns her college-age daughter is carrying out a hunger strike in Dublin. The author discusses the novel’s themes – from politics in the 60s and today, to religion, parenthood, and more.
- Mary Gordon professor at Barnard College. Her other books include the novels "Spending" and "Final Payments," the memoir "Shadow Man," and a biography of St. Joan of Arc.
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