I am a freelance writer and teacher who lives in New York.
Sunday, March 22 2015
The stories in Subtly Worded are lost gems from Russia's wacky past.
Thursday, February 26 2015
Along the way to Preparation for the Next Life's dramatic conclusion, there's a good deal of lovely, Nabokovian-like descriptive writing.
Tuesday, February 10 2015
At one point, Thomas gave up his teaching job because the desire to finish his writing had outweighed the desire to achieve financial security. Such passion is evident in the pages of his novel.
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.
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?