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the latest: "For the Woman of a Certain Age Joining Match.com [again]", from A Book of Uncommon Prayer

Oh, Master of the Heart, Eros, Cupid, God of Many Names, Thou Fickle One,

. . .see fit to give this woman power to read between the lines, the gift of divinity, as she scrolls with studied nonchalance the men who grin at her from their little boxes. Allow her grace to skip the unshirted ones, the ones who are “just lookin’ for a lady,” the ones posed beside their cars, motorcycles, boats, lawn mowers.”




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Author  events  


March 1
Michelle Herman, Like A Song: Essays, book launch, Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH

March 24
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, book launch, RJ Julia

March 31
Douglas Watson, A Moody Fellow Finds Love And Then Dies, an evening with One Story, Flint Fiction, 2A, New York

April 2
Michelle Herman, Like A Song: Essays, Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series, Indiana University

April 2
Dave Housley, Commercial Fiction, author event, Gettysburg College Bookstore, Gettysburg, PA

April 8 - 11
AWP, Minneapolis

April 14
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, Yale School of Medicine lecture series

April 20
Michelle Herman, Devotion (forthcoming), Ashland University English Department Spring 2015 Reading Series

May 19
A Book of Uncommon Prayer, reading and launch party, hosted by J. Robert Lennon, Housing Works, New York

June 10 - 14
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, Wesleyan Writers Conference

June 26
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, Main Post Books, Bryn Mawr, PA


Forthcoming   


Becoming Westerly
by Jamie Brisick

"a case study of narcissism, of the pathology of celebrity, and a detailed look at the complex world of competitive surfing. It is a funny and painful book, too, and one I greatly enjoyed. "
- Paul Theroux

  Tyler's Last
  by David Winner

"an engrossing thriller with an alternately hapless and capable scoundrel; flight and fight, twists and turns"
- John Casey



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