I am a freelance writer and teacher who lives in New York.
Monday, December 22 2014
Colm Toibin's latest literary outing is like a complex Persian rug: the reader must work to notice and appreciate the patterns.
Saturday, December 20 2014
Here's another reasonably entertaining novel of ideas from this internationally-celebrated satirist.
Monday, December 15 2014
These stories are as delightful and fizzy as Hilary Mantel's many awe-inspiring historical novels.
Tuesday, December 2 2014
Someone is among this risk-taking writer's very best books.
Thursday, November 6 2014
It's rare to find a fresh new voice writing strong realistic fiction about life as it is lived today in America. Justin Taylor's stories will astound you.
Thursday, January 8 2015
James offers you an opportunity to get to know each of the suspects in full before the murderer's identity is revealed. And so you feel a kind of intense shock at the climax of a novel.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?