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Book Reviews

  • Jack: A Novel By Marilynne Robinson

    Washington Independent, September 30, 2020
    Whether or not you’ve read Gilead, the author’s latest work is a balm for the soul.

  • Fracture by Andrés Neuman

    Fiction Writers Review, June 15, 2020
    The novel is narrated as an episodic composite, linked by the author’s narrative conceit: a persistent Argentinian journalist has been seeking to interview elusive, reclusive Watanabe.

  • Audubon’s Sparrow: A Biography-in-Poems by Juditha Dowd

    New York Journal of Books, May 2020
    A unique book, a biography in poems of John Adams Audubon’s wife Lucy Bakewell.

  • The Night Watchman: A Novel by Louise Erdrich

    Washington Independent, March 2020
    This affecting story probes the historical record for a narrative that is at once tender and hopeful.

  • Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

    Fiction Writers Review, October 2019
    Olive Kittredge is a continually surprising person: blunt and gruff, but increasingly capable of both insight and empathy.

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  • Friendship on the Page

    On the Seawall, May 12, 2020
    Featured essay by Ellen Prentiss Campbell.

  • Soothing Stories

    Washington Independent, May 7, 2020
    Favorite childhood tales feel like long-lost friends right now.

  • Talking Walls

    Fiction Writers Review, November 2019
    Following the vapor trail of memory.

  • Kintsugi on the Page

    Fiction Writers Review, September 2018
    If writing is kintsugi on the page, kintsugi is the art of losing.

  • The Edge of the Sea by Josephine Jacobsen

    Fiction Writers Review, May 2018
    Jacobsen’s work is about the mystery of balance and falling.

  • No Trespassing

    Talk Writing, February 2017
    A Therapist’s Intuition Uncover Hidden History.

  • Creative Defiance

    Fiction Writers Review, December 2011
    Writing is the ultimate act of creative defiance.

  • Come to Greentown

    Fiction Writers Review, November 2012
    Ray Bradbury’s Pulitzer –winning stories provide a portal back to childhood, and the ultimate SciFi shape shifter: age.

  • Stories We Love: “Travel,” by Laurie Colwin

    Fiction Writers Review, May 2014
    Certain stories, like certain poems, etch onto memory.




  • Problem Set

    The American Literary Review: Fall 2012-Spring 2013
    Joy navigated past a stream of trucks. She hated highway driving, mistrusted her night vision.

  • Your Guardian, Angela

    The MacGuffin, Spring/Summer 2012
    I pride myself on my credentials as a Generalist. Good, classic pearls of wisdom go with any ensemble.

  • Duets and Solos

    Talking River, 2010
    One afternoon a week they were excused early from school and rode with Mrs. Crichton in her big black sedan, one of the cars left behind by her husband. He had left her behind, too.


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