I am a freelance writer and teacher who lives in New York.
Monday, February 17 2014
Robert Stone has set his terrific new novel at a fictional school called "Amesbury". But don't be fooled. The institution he indicts is Yale University.
Sunday, November 3 2013
Ben Dolnick is a young writer from, Brooklyn, and he is the real thing. His gift for metaphors deserves recognition. He writes with humor and intellectual rigor.
Sunday, October 13 2013
Although slow-paced and vain, readers will be reminded of Elif Batuman’s wonderful memoir, The Possessed, which also wrings humor from stilted translations and complex cultural exchanges.
Thursday, October 3 2013
In The Lowland, as in her first book, Interpreter of Maladies, Lahiri invents people with emotional and spiritual sicknesses, and she explains them to us.
Wednesday, August 14 2013
Richard Russo has written a devastating memoir that is emphatically not in the tradition of Eat Pray Love.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?