"Searching and often searing . . . . humane and, at the same time, . . . unsentimental. . . .The Book of Calamities is a work of real moral intricacy . . . . Trachtenberg's readings are uniformly sensitive, and he draws connections between life and art . . . that are both surprising and unforced. . . .a beautiful and unsettling book."
Causes Peter Trachtenberg Supports
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Mercy Corps, Move On, Oxfam