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The Powerful Appeal of Solitude, as Described by the Celebrated Author Jhumpa Lahiri

When Unaccustomed Earth, a story collection by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri was about to be published, Isaac Chotiner of Atlantic magazine interviewed her. He asked 18 questions. Just four of them were about the themes of Unaccustomed Earth, and three of those were about marriage.

Lahiri does have a lot to say about marriage and family, especially immigrant families and their children. But I was struck by her beautiful renderings of the appeal of solitude, and of quiet, absorbing work. Some...
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Getting Judged and Feeling Judged: National Survey of Single and Married Mothers

The past decades have ushered in many big demographic changes in the One of the most striking is the rise of single parenting. Recent estimates indicate that more than 40 percent of the women who give birth are not married.

As single parenting is becoming more commonplace, is it also becoming less stigmatized? Do single mothers feel judged? Don’t married mothers feel judged, too?

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