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going back to Decatur

September 2nd, 2016|

My family used to drive every year from Philadelphia to Decatur, Georgia to visit my dad's parents.  I'll never forget those 14 hour car trips, jockeying for seat-space in our un-air-conditioned station wagon. (No seat

What Was Mine comes out in British translation today

August 11th, 2016|

I'm thrilled that the book is now available in the UK, thanks to Penguin Random House who translated title and cover for speakers of King's English. Find it in bookstores or

Postcards from Gaithersburg Book Festival

May 23rd, 2016|

I was thrilled to take part in Gaithersburg Book Festival this weekend. It's held just outside DC, an annual outdoor celebration of books and writing that is fast becoming one of the nation's

En route to Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday

May 18th, 2016|

Maryland! Sun! Crab! Coming! I'll be on a panel at 1:15 called Edge of Your Seat Fiction, with Sarah Pekkanen, moderated by Liz Hottel of Politics & Prose. I'm just as excited

What Was Mine on NPR Radio

April 6th, 2016|

Thrilled to have been interviewed by "Book Talk" Joe Donahue on WAMC radio. Before the show, sitting in the green room waiting to go on, I listened to Joe chat with Suzanna Hermans,

Reading With Abigail Thomas at Hudson Valley Writers Center

February 1st, 2016|

What a privilege and honor it was to read yesterday with Abigail Thomas who has been a mentor and inspiration to me since 1995 when I knocked on her door on 112th Street to join

Best. Tweet. Ever.

January 31st, 2016|

In conversation with Claire Messud (video)

January 30th, 2016|

I am so grateful to Claire Messud, a writer whose work has long been an inspiration to me, for her gracious and generous intro and questions at Porter Square Books. What a great bookstore. With parking!

What Was Mine Lands in Dayton, Ohio (video)

January 22nd, 2016|

Escaped predicted snowpocalypse in the East by flying to Dayton for reading at Books & Company/The Greene on Sunday, 2 PM. People at the airport already reading the book!

Feelings (video)

January 5th, 2016|