Nancy Snyder

I am a left coast native and writer; my working life began after studying at San Francisco State University; I have been an office worker and a labor organizer; longtime freelance writer covering books and labor and assorted cultural and political issues.

9 Alice Hoffman Passages About Massachusetts and New York City

Perpetual Light in a Dystopian World: Students Still Read Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

HBO's upcoming film, Fahrenheit 451, is certain to be a great film; the great Ray Bradbury novel remains a school classic 65 years after publication.

20 Illuminating Passages of Wonder from Zora Neale Hurston’s THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

A collection of quotes from Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. These are the passages that most moved one reader and the Literature Book Club whose members read the book together.

My First Love, Revisited: A Wrinkle in Time

A reader revisits her favorite childhood book, A Wrinkle in Time.

The Assault of Emma Cline

How a best-selling author's ex-boyfriend is using threats of public sexual humiliation to win money in a legal settlement against her.