During the manhunt for the Marathon bombing suspects, people in and around Boston were told to “shelter in place.” Leah Hager Cohen recalls the strangeness of it all.
Leah Hager Cohen
Leah Hager Cohen has written five novels and five works of nonfiction. Her most recent book, “I Don’t Know,” was inspired by an essay she wrote for Cognoscenti. She is the Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross and teaches at Lesley University’s MFA in creative writing program.
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