Books by Deborah Baker

THE CONVERT by Deborah Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2011

"An important, searing, highly readable and timely narrative."
A Pulitzer Prize finalist delves into the fascinating life and letters of a young Jewish woman who converted to radical Islam and moved from suburban New York to Pakistan. Read full book review >
A BLUE HAND by Deborah Baker
HISTORY
Released: April 14, 2008

"Baker evokes strange worlds and distant times in a narrative that never fails to flow and that, in the end, is admirably illuminating."
An enlightening study of the Beat Generation's quest for enlightenment in India. Read full book review >
IN EXTREMIS by Deborah Baker
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: July 1, 1993

"She was, Baker says in this first full-length biography, offended by the moral ambiguity of Graves's The White Goddess—which she herself inspired. (Eight page of b&w photographs)"
 In her long and eventful life, Laura Riding (1901-91) played, according to Baker (Making a Farm, 1981, etc.—not reviewed), the roles of goddess, witch, poet, editor, critic, mistress, collaborator, inspiration, demon, and recluse. Read full book review >