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Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Books I Read in 2012

Books Read in 2012

The World We Found by Thrity Umvigar

Running the Rift by Naomi Benarom

The Good American by Alex George

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar

Stay Awake by Dan Chaon

The Odds, A Love Story by Stewart O’Nan

The Invisible Ones by Stef Penny

Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino

Other People We Married by Emma Straub

Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Carry the One by Carol Anshaw

Emily, Alone by Stewart O’Nan

The Dreaming Girl by Roberta Allen

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (read aloud to my son)

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

Heft by Liz Moore

How it All Began by Penelope Lively

Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle

The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Wildwood by Colin Meloy (read aloud to my son)

Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed (read aloud to my husband)

This Will Be Difficult to Explain by Johanna Skibsrud

Fires of Our Choosing by Eugene Cross

Volt by Alan Heathcock

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer

This is Not the Tropics by Ladette Randolph

The O’Henry Prize 2012 (favorites: The Deep; Eyewall; A Birth in the Woods)

The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo

The Invisible Tower by Nils Johnson Shelten (read aloud to my son)

Dusk and Other Stories by James Salter

Ladies and Gentlemen, Stories by Adam Ross

Animal Farm by George Orwell (read aloud to my son)

Happiness is a Chemical in the Brain by Lucia Perillo

Goliath by Susan Woodring

In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskin Leutze

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Grolick

Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan

The Witch Doctor’s Wife by Tamar Myers

Mice by Gordon Reese

Boleto by Alyson Hagy

The Nobodies Album by Carol Parkhurst

Drowned by Therese Bonman

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon

This is How by M.J. Hyland

Shelter by Frances Greenslade

The Adults by Alison Espach

In the Woods by Tana French

The Likeness by Tana French

The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter

We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane

Elsewhere, California by Dana Johnson

Shine, Shine, Shine by Lydia Netzer

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

When the Night by Cristina Comencini

When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson

Gone by Cathi Hanauer

A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvette Edwards

In Malice Quite Close by Brandi Lynn Ryder

The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandell

The Revisionist by Helen Schulman

Signs and Wonders by Alix Ohlin

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (read aloud to my son)

Capture the Flag by Kate Messner (read aloud to my son)

Faithful Places by Tana French

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (read aloud to my son
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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifke Brunt

All Women and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones

Dirt by David Vann

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

The Unwanteds, Island of Silence by Lisa McMann (read aloud to my son)

The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

When It Happens to You by Molly Ringwald

The Kept Man by Jami Attenberg

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

The Yard by Alex Grecian

Broken Harbor by Tana French

Afterwords by Rosamund Upton

Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

The Quickening by Michelle Hoover

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

I Am Holding Your Hand by Myfanwy Collins

This Cake is for the Party by Sarah Selecky

Brain on Fire by Susanne Cahalan


*There were a few I began but put aside for various reasons and there was one I read but the quality of writing was so poor it left me feeling a bit gray, so I didn’t include here…



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