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About Life Among the Terranauts, out January 2021

Life Among the Terranauts is named an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review

More new reviews from The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Review of Books, the New York Journal of Books and Reading the West

Life Among the Terranauts named a Best Book of January 2021 by Entertainment Weekly and Apple Books and a Best Book of 2021 by Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Day

The story “Chance Me” from LATT is Recommended Reading at Electric Literature, introduced by Ramona Ausubel 

At Fiction Writers Review, a new interview about LATT with interviewer Rachel Swearingen  

LATT featured in the Detroit News, the WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin, and GVNext

A “Most anticipated” title of January 2021 by The Millions and Paperback Paris

About The Vexations, now out in paperback 

The Vexations is a finalist for the 2020 American Library in Paris Book Award, “given to the most distinguished book of the year, encompassing all genres, about France and the French.”

The Vexations is named one of the Ten Best Books of 2019 by the Wall Street Journal

Listen to an interview with me about Erik Satie and The Vexations, with Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition

“Rewriting the Boy Genius,” an essay by Lily Meyer for the Atlantic that places The Vexations in a “rich tradition of women writers who complicate the myth of male virtuosity.” The Atlantic also featured the novel in a Weekly Guide to the Best in Books, by Myles Poydras.

The Vexations named one of “10 July Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down” by O, the Oprah magazine, and one of the Best Summer/Fall 2019 Debuts by Library Journal

In Fiction Writers Review, an interview about The Vexations with writer Marian Crotty

“Five Best”: I recommend five biographical novels about fictional artists in the Wall Street Journal

Two essays that relate to my experiences writing The Vexations: “The Ordinary Woman Theory,” in the Paris Review Daily; and “On the Anxiety of Writing Historical Fiction: A User’s Manual” in Lit Hub

Interviews with Pulp, Art Beat on WMUK 102.1,  Deborah Kalb and podcast Overflowing Bookshelves.

Debut Author Spotlight article on waiting for “the novel-sized idea,” in Masters Review

“If My Book…” in Monkeybicycle (in which I compare my novel (flatteringly) to a bunch of weeds)

I’m one of five authors interviewed over at Lit Hub (spoiler: my childhood ambition was to play piano in a mall)

The Vexations named one of the Best New Books of the Summer by Southern Living

The Vexations is on Bookriot‘s list of “15 New Historical Fiction Reads to Pack for Your Summer Vacation”

Articles about The Vexations in Pittsburgh City Paper and MLive/Grand Rapids Press

The Vexations included in most-anticipated lists from The Millions, CraftPublishers Lunch, Book Riot, A.V. Club