Carrie Callaghan


Carrie Callaghan lives, reads, and writes in Maryland with her husband, two children, and two floppy cats. Her short fiction has appeared in the Silk Road Review, Floodwall, the MacGuffin, the Northern Virginia Review, and elsewhere.  She's the senior assignments editor for @wirobooks. Twitter at @carriecallaghan.


25 entries by Carrie Callaghan

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Mr Iyer Goes to War

By Ryan Lobo

This splendid novel set in modern-day India tips its hat to a tilting-at-windmills classic.

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Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction

By Benjamin Percy

A heart-pounding volume on the art of suspenseful storytelling.

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A new book and exhibit at the National Gallery of Art delve into the Louvre’s history to explore just how tastes get made.

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The author discusses Gilded Age society, family loyalty, and the enduring power of art

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What happens when your spouse’s need to go incognito makes you invisible, too?

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A meditative novel of friendship, sympathy, and the nature of salvation.

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These play-tested titles are all ready for reading and snuggle time.

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The author discusses the Old West, male bonding, and the enduring power of adventure tales.

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The Exchange of Princesses

By Chantal Thomas; translated by John Cullen

Two child-marriages are arranged in order to consolidate kingdoms, but at what cost to the pawn-like youngsters involved?

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Half a dozen can't-miss titles landing this summer.

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Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

By Mary Doria Russell

Death comes to gritty life in a fictionalized history of one of the most notorious events in the Old West, the stomping grounds of gun-slinging legends and heroes real and pumped up.

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Cabaret-punk diva Amanda Palmer tells the story of her evolution into an artist and a mistress of “asking.”

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Kill My Mother

By Jules Feiffer

Expressive art and storytelling (not to mention several tall, mysterious women) highlight this noir graphic novel.

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Midnight in Europe

Alan Furst

A lawyer turns arms dealer for the Spanish Republic as fascism gains power in 1930s Europe.

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What Is Visible

Kimberly Elkins

Half a century before Helen Keller, Laura Bridgman earned fame and renown – though what she really wanted was love.

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A chatty account of Washington’s storied beers and brewmasters.

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It's springtime in DC (finally!), and the change of seasons has us thinking about weather. For those who prefer to read about catastrophic weather rather than experience it, here are a few novels where atmospheric disturbances are characters in their own right.

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Children of Paradise

By Fred D’Aguiar

A moving and dramatic imagining of the Jonestown tragedy

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A 19th-century Frenchman flees himself in this intelligent, superb novel.

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Loved the movie? Then you'll probably enjoy these six titles, each of which has something in common with the cult classic.

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The Maid’s Version

Daniel Woodrell

After a mysterious fire leaves 42 people dead, one woman's suspicions, memories and need for vengeance consume her life.

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I Am Venus

Bárbara Mujica

Through the voice of an unidentified nude model, this historical novel explores the life and loves of 17th-century Spanish painter Diego Velazquez.

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Marriage, loss and fairy tales are at the heart of Matt Bell’s lyrical debut novel.

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Carrie Callaghan interviews Paul Dickson, author of the fascinating Words from the White House.