Publications

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Overbooked: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Reading Wars asks how digital-age Americans have come to believe that print reading would improve their civic, emotional and even medical well-being.  After centuries of expert warnings that getting lost in a book would make you impulsive, impatient, insomniac or insane, reading – especially immersion in printed novels -- was suddenly tasked with restoring concentration and empathy.  What’s lost when everyone from probation officers to pediatricians tasks books with saving a self or a society?   And what competing uses for reading can we rediscover if we look back at the longer history of ideas about the pleasures and pains offered by print? 

2015
Price, Leah. 2015. “Review of Alexander McCall Smith, Emma: A Modern Retelling.” New York Times Book Review. Publisher's Version
Price, Leah. 2015. “Review of Naomi Baron, Words Onscreen and Reinier Gerritzen, The Last Book.” Times Literary Supplement, 3 July.
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Price, Leah. 2015. “Books on the Move.” PMLA 130 (3).
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2014
Price, Leah. 2014. “Review of A.N. Wilson, "Victoria: a Life."” New York Times Book Review. Publisher's Version
Price, Leah. 2014. “Search: Response.” Representations 127.
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Price, Leah. 2014. “Review of Nicholas Basbanes, "On Paper".” Times Literary Supplement.
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Price, Leah. 2014. “Review of Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud, "The Novel Cure".” Times Literary Supplement, 14 February.
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Price, Leah. 2014. “The Medium is Not the Message.” Times Literary Supplement.
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2013
Price, Leah. 2013. “Scissors-and-Paste Revolution.” Times Literary Supplement, 24 May.
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Price, Leah. 2013. “The Help and the Helped.” New York Times Book Review.
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Price, Leah. 2013. “When Doctors Prescribe Books to Heal the Mind.” Boston Globe.
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Price, Leah. 2013. “'Paper: An Elegy,' by Ian Sansom.” San Francisco Chronicle.
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Price, Leah. 2013. “Books on Books.” Public Books.
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2012
Price, Leah. 2012. “A Bad Month for Books.” West 86th: Journal of material culture and design history. Website
Price, Leah. 2012. “Dead Again.” New York Times Book Review.
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Price, Leah. 2012. “Reading in Place.” Chronicle of Higher Education.
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