I am a freelance writer who has worked for PopMatters, SparkNotes, BookPage, and Kirkus, among other publications. You can often find me teaching and tutoring in upper Manhattan. I have a degree in English from Yale and a graduate degree in education from Fordham, and I am currently at work on a Y.A. novel about being young, gay, and Catholic in Buffalo, NY.
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.
11 Feb 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.
08 Jan 2015
Colm Toibin's latest literary outing is like a complex Persian rug: the reader must work to notice and appreciate the patterns.
22 Dec 2014
Here's another reasonably entertaining novel of ideas from this internationally-celebrated satirist.
20 Dec 2014
These stories are as delightful and fizzy as Hilary Mantel's many awe-inspiring historical novels.
15 Dec 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.
06 Nov 2014
This novel became a Nicolas Cage movie about a year ago. Rent the movie; read the book. Both are worth your time.
01 Oct 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.
30 Jul 2014
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