Leaving the Darkness Behind

Books: ‘In a Dark Wood’
Photo by Helena Baillie Joseph Luzzi reads to his daughter, Isabel.

My favorite summer read this year is not exactly sunshine and roses. But it’s a beautiful and powerful memoir nevertheless: “In a Dark Wood,” by Joseph Luzzi, a professor of Italian literature at Bard College. It transcends seasonal categories.

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