This month's issue



Join Sun authors along with editor and publisher Sy Safransky for two lively weekends of writing, conversation, and inspiration in 2017.


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The Sun Interview

Misdiagnosed And Misunderstood Steve Silberman On The Mysteries Of Autism

by Mark Leviton

“There’s a saying . . . If you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person. Virtually any generalization is going to be wrong.”


Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Death Of A Fisherman

by Sean P. Smith

“We lived in a place between mountains in the trout lands. The fish dwelt in the chill of eternal movement, slick and lithe and beautiful, in the curve of sapphire rivers twinkling with western sun. This was why we’d moved to Montana when I was a boy — to chase fish, in the church of my father’s religion.”



by Edward Bradshaw

A daughter on the psych ward


Love Your Enemies

by Kelly Daniels

Crossing party lines



Secrets Deep In Tiger Forests

by Poe Ballantine

“Next door, in a run-down daiquiri-pink house with bedsheets instead of curtains on the windows, lived Whitey Carr, who loved to pound me every Sunday with his tiny fists. My mother said I had to feel sorry for Whitey because he’d lost his mom, and his brother, Raja, had come back crazy from the war.”


Girls Like Her

by Alison Clement

"I got the call in the middle of the night. I dressed fast, expecting Parker to wake up any minute and make me come back, but he didn’t. It was summer, and the air felt warm even at 2 AM. I made a cup of coffee and walked down the long driveway to the road. Julie was giving me a ride, but she’d never been to my house before. Nobody ever came there to see me."



Visiting Her In Queens Is More Enlightening Than A Month In A Monastery In Tibet

by Michael Mark

Readers Write

Leaps Of Faith

by Our Readers

An immigrant’s decision, a gambler’s dilemma, a daughter’s grief

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In This Issue



When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president. I’m beginning to believe it.

Clarence Darrow


Letter to the Editor

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