Dorothy Reno is a senior editor and classics columnist for the Washington Independent Review of Books. She has a B.Sc., a B.Soc.Sc., and an M.A. in international development. Dorothy has worked with the World Bank, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the government of Canada, and the Wabano Center for Aboriginal Health. In 2014, she was a finalist in the District of Columbia for a Larry Neal Writers’ Award. That same year, she started K Street Writers, a writing group aimed at community-building through hermeneutics. Dorothy now lives in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, with her husband and son, where she teaches English at the Tbilisi Central School of Foreign Languages, and where she is also a student of Georgian. Her short stories have been published in Canada and the United States.
44 entries by Dorothy Reno
By Stephen Henighan
A Mayan woman adapts to the changing times in this well-researched novel set in post-civil-war Guatemala.
By Sally Shivnan
An outstanding collection of tales about the pitfalls and rewards of human connection.
By Simon Van Booy
A quiet, tender story of unlikely adoption and love’s triumph
By Augusten Burroughs
The tell-all author is back with his signature humor (and lessons in love)
By Sarah Bakewell
“In existentialism, there are no excuses. Freedom comes with total responsibility.”
By Billie Livingston
A Canadian novelist makes her American debut in this gem of a story about love, faith, and human failings.
By Susan Abulhawa
A deeply felt, occasionally foul-mouthed tale about a Palestinian family navigating the birth of Israel.
By Barbara Klein Moss
Faith and fanaticism mingle in this unique, challenging tale.
By Adam Rapp
Though exceedingly dark in places, this novel ultimately trumpets the resilience of the human spirit.
By Nick Hornby
A working-class beauty queen takes on 1960s television in this funny, probing novel.
By Miranda July
This stunning debut novel is a weirdo’s epic of unusual love, strange sex, and the search for happiness.
By Richard Ford
Richard Ford’s much-loved Frank Bascombe is back for a fourth turn, and he’s as cranky, introspective, judgmental, unapologetically Democratic, and wise as ever.
By Hannah Pittard
Thematically derived from a John Cheever short story, in Reunion, a woman learns that her estranged father has committed suicide and returns to her hometown to make sense of what's left in his wake.
By Brian Morton
A novel about a family on the verge of splitting apart because of secrets, frustrated ambition, and disparate needs.
Loretto Jones is a tough guy who finds himself falling into a life of organized crime with Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll. Yet Loretto has a soft side — especially for Gina Baronti. Can her love save him? Here, Ed Falco discusses his new novel, Toughs, based partly on events in the true-life story of gangster Coll.
A Jewish boy in Brazil struggles with the echoes of trauma.
Caught by the KGB, teenage Yulia is forced to use her psychic powers for evil to protect her family until she figures out her own path.
By Jean Echenoz
Three novels take us into the abyss.
By Peter Heller
A good book about being bad.