“Jyl Felman’s brilliance as a teacher is unmistakable in this book — a dynamic combination of lyrical writing and provocative ideas. Anyone who has ever experienced the personal transformation that comes from teaching about social justice will recognize the wisdom in Felman’s approach to educating the “whole” student. Anyone who hasn’t, needs to read this book.”
— Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

“The loss of a mother is one of the most profound tragedies a daughter will face. Jyl Lynn Felman explores this territory with remarkable bravery. A stunning memoir… Cravings is beautifully written and painfully honest. After turning the final page, I was hungry for more.” — Hope Edelman

“With her sharp-eyed sensibility and spare, distinctive prose, the work of Jyl Lynn Felman is always revealing as she tracks the forbidden edges of being Jewish, female, lesbian at the end of the twentieth century.” — Adrienne Rich