Essays & Reviews
Essays on writing and publishing, book reviews, and quick takes on new books by editor and author Carole DeSanti.
Essays & Reviews
“Why is American book publishing so white?” The Guardian (Books blog), December 2, 2014.
“Publishing: Is There Anything Left to Save?” Women’s Review of Books (Women = Books blog), January 2014.
“The Best of the Best Books Lists.” The Huffington Post (The Blog), December 31, 2013.
“Women's History Month Spotlight: Advice From the 19th Century, on Loneliness and Doubt, Horses, Vacuum Cleaners and the Nature of Time.” The Huffington Post (The Blog), May 28, 2013.
“The Old Mystique, and The New.” The Huffington Post (The Blog), April 28, 2013.
“Inklings: Pesky Distinctions.” Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for readers, Issue 81, Friday, Mar 30, 2012.
“To the Question of Fantine (and Anne Hathaway).” The Huffington Post (The Blog), March 8, 2013.
“Townies: The Future, in a Past Life.” The New York Times (Opinionator blog), June 28, 2012.
“The Haunted Room” (PDF). Women’s Review of Books, 26, no. 1 (January/February 2009).
“Heart to Heart” (PDF) Women’s Review of Books, 36, no 1 (January / February 2019): 14-15. Review of Sarah Smarsh’s Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
“Super-Sight” (PDF) Women’s Review of Books, 35, no 4 (July / August 2018): 19-20. Review of Julia Van Haaften’s Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography
“The Real Camille” (PDF). Women's Review of Books, 31, no. 1 (January / February 2014): 24-25. Review of Julie Kavanagh's The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis.
“A Law Named After a Woman” (PDF). Women's Review of Books, 28, no. 3 (May / June 2011): 9-10. Review of Caren Irr's Pink Pirates: Contemporary Women Writers and Copyright.
“Scribbling Women.” Women's Review of Books, 26, no. 4 (July / August 2009): 5-7. Review of Elaine Showalter's A Jury Of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Literary Fiction Staff Picks. Penguin Blog.