Cohen’s Book Is One of 2012’s Best

Publishers Weekly has named Assistant Professor of English Lisa Cohen’s book, All We Know: Three Lives, as one of the top 10 books of 2012. “Erudite and exquisitely written, Wesleyan professor Cohen’s first book, a triptych biography of three early-20th-century women—Esther Murphy, Mercedes de Acosta, and Madge Garland—successfully renders both these memorable and surprising personalities and the era in which they struggled with questions and expectations regarding career, marriage, and sexuality.”

All We Know was also featured by The Wall Street Journal in its 2012 Gift Guide for biographies. The review states: “In fascinating, well-chosen detail, Ms. Cohen explores the careers of three notable women whose paths crossed frequently in the 1920s and 1930s but who aren’t well remembered today.”

Finally, The New York Times named All We Know in its 100 Notable Books of 2012 list.