SELECTED WRITINGS

 

FICTION

Rapture and the Fiercest Love
From Rainey Royal
Originally published in The Normal School, spring 2014
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Keep My Hands from Stealing
From Rainey Royal
Originally published as “She Will be Flesh” in Bomb, summer 2013
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Hate
From Normal People Don’t Live Like This
Originally published in Bomb, summer 2004
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Rose
From Normal People Don’t Live Like This
Originally published in the Santa Monica Review, spring 2002
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ESSAYS

Closing the Book
The New York Times, August 2015
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My Mother’s Appetite
The Manifest-Station, November 2014
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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far
Writer’s Digest, September 2014
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The Blue Negligee
More magazine, December-January 2015

In My Father’s Study Upon His Death
Harper’s Magazine, October 2014

Truth in Fiction
Barnard magazine, spring 2014
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Rat, Friend or Foe?
NPR, December 2003
Listen

Celebrating a Child’s Own Decisions
The New York Times, March 1995
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REVIEWS

Review of Lucky Us, by Amy Bloom
The New York Times Book Review, August 10, 2014
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Review of Amity and Sorrow, by Peggy Riley
The New York Times Book Review, April 14, 2013
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Review of Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead
The New York Times Book Review, June 24, 2012
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