Selected Essays

Interview: A Q&A with Elizabeth Strout about her new book, Olive, Again

Book Review:
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
New York Times Book Review

Book Review: 
Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens

Sexy Backs and Headless Women: A Book Cover Manifesto” 
The Millions, reprinted in BUST

The Three-Month Itch
The New York Times Magazine

Book Review:
Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo Campbell 

Book Review:
Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

Book Review:
The Mothers by Brit Bennett

A Call to Hands

Speaking Volumes: On Aharon Appelfeld
Moment Magazine

Are You My Mother? On Motherly Abandonment in Literature
The Millions

Confessions of an Inner Beauty
MORE Magazine

Jewish Mail-Order Brides on the American Frontier


Selected Short Stories


Alan at the Kirschbergs'

A consummate wanderer, his mysterious tingling, and the people who take him in.

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The Lobster Mafia Story

Murder, marriage, miscarriages, and a girl who likes chocolate chip cookies. Pushcart Prize winner and Boston's 2012 One City One Story selection

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What is Alaska Like?

Seedy motel, clams, lust, and a chambermaid.

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A small city, a strange friendship, dirty magazines, old love. Pushcart Prize winner

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These Wildernesses

A break-in, a guilty father, too many ladybugs, and a pet raccoon.

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The Prize

Radio adventures in South Dakota, doughnut lust, and real men.

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