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Carol Ascher

Carol Ascher is the author of the novel, The Flood, and two critical studies, Simone de Beauvoir: A Life of Freedom and Women in Medicine, and she has recently completed a memoir, Without Hitler. Her short fiction, memoirs, and essays on education have appeared widely in American newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. After graduating from Barnard College, Carol Ascher received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University. She is Research Professor at New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, where her research focuses on students of color in urban public schools.


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I lived in five houses in three cities by the time I was 12. Nevertheless, when I think of my childhood I think of Topeka and the two-story, white clapboard house with its full front porch on Lindenwood. We moved to 615 Lindenwood before I began ki [...]


He wonders why they are pestering him day after day. Anna, Marina, even Natalie, who usually knows she is meant to stop the girls. Is this some behavior he has allowed to creep up in them, slowly, slowly, because of a slackness in his response? He [...]


A couple of days after Robert and I arrived in our high Umbrian village, where we often spend at least a summer month, we went next door to say hello to the Passeris. It was around noon, and Ornella was rolling out the tagliatella as Giovanni washe [...]