Reviews, Profiles, Articles



I've interviewed Natalie Angier, Alice Sebold, and Elizabeth Streb. Listed below are some of the books I've reviewed:

The Stories of Alice Adams, Alice Adams
Incubus, Ann Arensberg
Tamarind Woman, Anita Rau Badami
The Three Button Trick and Other Stories, Nicola Barker
The Houdini Girl, Martyn Bedford
The Leper’s Companion, Julia Blackwell
A Citizen of the World, Maclin Bocock
Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg
Shamrock Tea, Ciaran Carson
The Width of the Sea, Michelle Chalfoun
Famous After Death, Benjamin Cheever
Windward Heights, Maryse Condé
The Old Ballerina, Ellen Cooney
The Wedding, Imraan Coovadia
Prize Stories 1998: The O. Henry Awards, series edited by Larry Dark
The Walking Tour, Kathryn Davis
Fasting, Feasting, Anita Desai
Lili, Abigail DeWitt
Sleep, Stephen Dixon
The Suburbs of Heaven, Merle Drown
Self-Portrait with Ghosts, Kelly Dwyer
What’s the Girl Worth? , Christina Fitzpatrick
My Sister from the Black Lagoon, Laurie Fox
Four Corners, Diane Freund
How All This Started, Pete Fromm
The Journey, Indira Ganesan
The Bondwoman’s Narrative, Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Joss and Gold, Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Wild Life, Molly Gloss
Bing Crosby’s Last Song, Lester Goran
By Way of Water, Charlotte Gullick
Mother of Pearl, Melinda Haynes
The Mulberry Empire, Philip Hensher
The Fairest Among Women, Shifra Horn
Dolce Agonia, Nancy Huston
The Pollen Room, Zoë Jenny
East Into Upper East: Plain Tales from New York and New Delhi, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Waiting, Ha Jin
Hungry Ghosts, Susan Johnson
High Bonnet: A Novel of Epicurean Adventures, Idwal Jones
Chinominey’s Secret, Nancy Kim
The Angle Quickest for Flight, Steven Kotler
This Place Called Absence, Lydia Kwa
Rush Home Road, Lori Lansens
Our Arcadia, Robin Lippincott
Blue Throat Morning, Jacquie Lofthouse
The Barbarians Are Coming, David Wong Louie
The Fundamentals of Play, Caitlin Macy
The Songcatcher, Sharyn McCrumb
Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution, Patrick McGrath
Blues Dancing, Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Conditions of Faith, Alex Miller
The World Below, Sue Miller
Rapture, Susan Minot
A Cup of Light, Nicole Mones
Water, Carry Me, Thomas Moran
The Love of a Good Woman, Alice Munro
A History of Silence, Barbara Neil
The Persia Café, Melany Neilson
Living to Tell, Antonya Nelson
Faithless, Joyce Carol Oates
A Perfect Wife, Cristina Odone
The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, Ann Packer
Stealing the Ambassador, Sameer Parekh
Mary, Mary, Julie Parsons
In the Castle of the Flynns, Michael Raleigh
The Song and the Truth, Helga Ruebsamen
Blindness, Jose Saramago
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
The Savage Girl, Alex Shakar
The Lion in the Room Next Door, Merilyn Simonds
The Smoking Book, Lesley Stern
All the Finest Girls, Alexandra Styron
The Way People Run, Christopher Tilghman
Back When We Were Grownups, Anne Tyler
The Best American Short Stores of the Century, John Updike, editor; Katrina Kenison, series editor
The End of Marriage, Nina Vida
Diamond Dogs, Alan Watt


Selected Works

Fiction
The Sweet, Sad Songs of W. F. Pine
Novel under construction!
The Orphan Game
A novel narrated in the voices of three women: a pregnant teen; her mother; and her great-aunt, the family scapegrace.
Slow Burn
The first section of The Orphan Game.
Short Fiction
Stories old and new
Nonfiction
Writing about Science
The Dollhouse Murders: A Forensic Expert Investigates 6 Little Crimes
Stories based upon Thomas P. Mauriello's miniature reconstructions of crime scenes and crime scene investigations.
Programmed Cell Death: Natural Cancer Suppression
The loss of cell sacrifice—the most common defect in cancer cells.
Bugs for Drugs
Using viruses and bacteria to combat cancer.
Having Children After Cancer: Preserving Fertility
With cryopreservation and the right chemotherapy, cancer survivors may still have children.