Cohen’s Book Named Top, Most Notable in 2012 by Publishers Weekly, NYT

Olivia DrakeDecember 11, 20122min
Book by Lisa Cohen.

Publishers Weekly named Assistant Professor of English Lisa Cohen’s book, All We Know: Three Lives, as one of the “Best Books of 2012.” In All We KnowPublishers Weekly says “Cohen … fully delineates the conventional biographical matters of ancestry, parents, schooling, marriages, affairs, friendships, breakups, work, and death. This well-researched, gossipy, informative, and entertaining biographical triptych is also a thoughtful, three-part inquiry into the meaning of failure, style, and sexual identity.”

The New York Times also named the book one of the “100 Notable books of 2012.” In a book review, the NYT says “Cohen’s own idiosyncratic hybrid doesn’t disappoint. She builds a rich picture of a lost world — and three women who dared to inhabit it on their own terms.”