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Entries by Ilana Teitelbaum from 07/2012

Tiny Beautiful Things: The Year I Was Shaken and Stirred With "Dear Sugar"

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Books

From Sugar, I learned that our most vital development happens through commitment to the work, even if that work comes out misshapen or in terrible need of a copyedit. Even in the flaws, there is a buried truth -- it's that second beating heart that you needed to see for yourself.

Giving Up the Ghost: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

| Posted 07.27.2012 | Books

This wildly original novel careens from one crisp scene to another, combining dry wit, narrative verve, and an abiding melancholy. It's hard to believe such an entertaining, enjoyable novel bears the "literary fiction" stamp of highbrow approval.