I am a freelance writer and teacher who lives in New York.
Monday, August 18 2014
The Paying Guests is a skillful work of genuinely entertaining literary fiction.
Thursday, August 14 2014
You'll want to investigate some of Jean-Patrick Manchette's zany work before the Colin Firth and Sean Penn "Manchette adaptations" hit the big screen.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
This story carries a huge load of ambition, and carries it with intermittent grace and conviction, but its doesn't carry the children well.
Sunday, June 29 2014
Nothing is quite what it seems to be in Lucky Us, a story of survival in '40s-era America.
Tuesday, June 24 2014
Why can't a reader enjoy both Stephen King and Alice McDermott? Fancy Michelin critics have been known to go wild for Shake Shack, after all.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?