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Review of New Richard Powers Novel

I’m so glad I had the chance to review the new Richard Powers’ novel, Bewilderment, out tomorrow from W.W. Norton. Thank you, Chapter 16! From my review (read it here): “Though Bewilderment is intergalactic in scale, the heart of this … Continue reading

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Review of New Maggie Shipstead Novel

I was so grateful to review Maggie Shipstead’s new book, Great Circle, for Chapter 16. I love this expansive, adventurous novel, and I hope it finds oceans of readers. My review’s up at Chapter 16 today.

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New Short Fiction at Rappahannock Review

I couldn’t be more excited to share that a piece of my short fiction, “The Mouth on Her,” appears today in the new issue of the Rappahannock Review. I’ve got a special affection for this story, and she looks pleased … Continue reading

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Review of Anjali Enjeti’s Debut Novel

I’m so pleased that I was able to review Anjali Enjeti’s debut novel, The Parted Earth, for Chapter 16. This novel ranges over decades as it portrays the traumatic legacy that millions of people endured during and after India’s Partition … Continue reading

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Review of New Natalie Standiford Novel

For my latest Chapter 16 review, I wrote about Natalie Standiford’s novel, Astrid Sees All. Set in the storied Manhattan art and club scene of the early 1980s, this novel follows an intense friendship between two young women whose desire … Continue reading

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New Review of J. Nicole Jones Memoir

I’m happy to share my review of J. Nicole Jones’ debut memoir, Low Country, for Chapter 16. Though on the face of it, Jones’ subject matter—a troubled chain of family dynamics set amid a story-rich background of Southern landscape and … Continue reading

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Review of New Nonfiction by Richard Schweid

I’m grateful that I had the chance to review Richard Schweid’s new book, The Caring Class, which gives a thoughtful look at the myriad challenges faced by those who work as home health aides–a crucial job in our culture. Note … Continue reading

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Review of Recent Fiction by Allan Gurganus

Last week, the ever-estimable Chapter 16 published my latest review, this time focused on The Uncollected Stories of Allan Gurganus. This was not an uncomplicated review to write, and I’m grateful to Chapter 16 for the chance to share my … Continue reading

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Review of Lydia Hamessley’s Unlikely Angel

I’m pleased to share a review of mine that was published recently, both at Chapter 16 and Nashville Scene. Unlikely Angel, written by musicologist Lydia Hamessley, offers a crucial contribution to the slew of recent books and other media coverage … Continue reading

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Music Essay up at Peauxdunque Review

Women composers have been absurdly undervalued. So I am especially pleased to share this piece I wrote earlier in the year, as part of a series I write for Peauxdunque Review on overlooked albums. This blended essay focuses on “Music … Continue reading

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