Appalachian Elegy

Understanding the region through the words of James Still.

Jane Austen, Alice, and Me

What we can learn about ourselves and others from the books we re-read.

An Autofiction Auteur

Discovering the works of Annie Ernaux.

Resonant Reads

Savoring open-ended works of quiet simplicity.

The (Artist’s) Struggle Is Real

What Alberto Giacometti and W. Somerset Maugham can teach us about it.

Weaving a Narrative

Finding common threads among recent readings.

Dispatch from Down Under

Exploring First Nations writers during a stay in Sydney.

Few Shouts, Many Murmurs

Once upon a time, I worked at the New Yorker.