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

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.”