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Andrew Solomon + expanding our ideas of pregnancy & motherhood
Portals & poetry
Latest book obsession: autism
An Incomplete Autism Reading List
The very sad ending to The Emerald City of Oz
why forests are essential to good stories
the seduction of going into the woods
A Virginia Center for Creative Arts / VCCA Residency
The relief of realism
Or Why Ramona Quimby is Great
Stories out in Nature, Interfictions, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southern Review, and Massachusetts Review
Good read aloud books for a 5 year old round-up
Why did Middlemarch have to end?
finishing a long novel is really sad
Falling in Love with Middlemarch
What can be learned about writing from two translations of Pinocchio?
Writing residencies for parents
If you’re a writer and mother (or father), should you abandon your young children and escape for a few weeks to a residency?
Should you read your child abridged versions of really good books?
A story about a spider
by Stella, 4-3/4 years old
New story in Confrontation
Comparing drafts of Little House on the Prairie
Why Pippi breaks my heart
but read it to your kids right now anyway
Searching for aliens and/or God
and a new story up on Necessary Fiction
Winter squash & big brothers