Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ghostly Happenings

I loved Rivka Galchen’s debut story collection, American Innovations, out soon, for two reasons: (1) Many of the stories in it are set in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, so I could picture everything perfectly, and (2) she populates it with subtly paranormal, absurd occurrences–my favorite kind of plot. For more, check out ELLE’s May issue or click here.

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Crime and Punishment in the Bay City

San Francisco is the backdrop for some of my favorite thrillers: Bullitt, Dirty Harry, Vertigo. I just got back from a visit there this morning, and I was happy I’d read a new one beforehand: Room author Emma Donoghue’s pitch-perfect, salacious true-crime tale Frog Music.  I reviewed it for ELLE’s April issue. To read more, click here.

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