Leslie Jamison is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including The Recovering, The Empathy Exams, and, most recently, Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story. She teaches at Columbia University.
Introduced in 2024, Viewfinder is a print column about reflections on landscapes seen through windows from best-selling author Leslie Jamison. WE RETURN HOME AS SAILORS might, watching the approach of our Continue reading
Just a few months after I finished writing an essay about hospitals for Orion, I was sorting through boxes in my mother’s garage. I found a series of pocket-size spiral-bound notebooks Continue reading
Hospitals are well lit. Uncomfortably well lit. Flooded with sallow, merciless light: unnatural, fluorescent. Recessed troffers in the ceiling, cradling thick bars of sizzling white. They are places where light feels Continue reading