the farmer's wife

Interpretive Essays

juanita carrying whitney

Terry Real

He is author of I Don't Want To Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and is Co-Director of Gender Research Project at The Family Institute of Cambridge. He is currently at work on a new book, True Love: How the Roles of Men and Women Make Intimacy Impossible and What to About It. He is in private practice in Watertown, Massachusetts.

He practices in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Brown University. He is the author of Listening to Prozac and Should You Leave?

Peter D. Kramer

Jane Hamilton

She is the author of The Book of Ruth (winner of the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award), A Map of the World, a novel about a dairy farm family in Wisconsin and most recently, The Short History of a Prince: A Novel. She lives in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin.

He is a marriage and family therapist in Weston, Massachusetts and the author of Dead Reckoning: A Therapist Confronts His Own Grief

David C. Treadway, Ph.D

Kathleen Norris

She is the author of three best-selling books: Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, The Cloister Walk and most recently, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith.

She is a free-lance journalist and the author of a six books, including Intimate Partners: Patterns in Love and Marriage and Intimate Worlds: Life Inside the Family. She is Writer-in-Residence at Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University and a Senior Fellow at the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale.

Maggie Scarf


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