Archive for April 2018

Yes, Even Heroes Make Deals with the Devil: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Yes, Even Heroes Make Deals with the Devil: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
I was surprised the other day, when my teenaged daughter recoiled at the word, “feminist.” We were much too busy with the day-to-day at that moment to get down into the weeds on exactly why she had that reaction, but I remember my initial reaction was surprise at the negative connotation she must associate with that... Read more »

What Keeps Me Up at Night? Everything and Nothing

“What keeps you up at night?” Every month, my blogging community posits a singular question for writers to use as a prompt — in this case, the bogeyman that wrestles us from our slumber. I read the prompt and my first thought was, “Are you kidding? What doesn’t keep me awake? Where do I start?”... Read more »

This Love Triangle is an Isosceles: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

This Love Triangle is an Isosceles: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
I never thought I’d be quoting the band Nazareth in a book review, but after reading “An American Marriage,” it’s all I can hear. Love hurts. Oooo, love hurts. Tayari Jones’ latest novel is an exploration of marriage and other relationships under the cloud of false incarceration. Blessed by none other than Oprah, making it... Read more »
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Standard Deviation: A Q & A with Katherine Heiny

Standard Deviation: A Q & A with Katherine Heiny
When it comes to writing, a little crazy goes a long way. “I think all writers are sort of crazy,” says author Katherine Heiny. “It’s sort of prerequisite.” Heiny’s first novel, “Standard Deviation,” brings it — with a colorful cast of characters in modern day New York City. At its center is the Cavanaugh clan... Read more »