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'Big Voices' Helped Stacey D'Erasmo Find Her Own

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 06.05.2016 | Books
Annie L. Scholl

I think it was (author) Francine Prose who said publication is like the calm before the calm--that you think so much will happen and it doesn't. But when my first book came out (Tea, Algonquin Books, 2000), what I wasn't prepared for was the magnitude of what it felt like internally.

Fun, Flirty Reads for Valentine's Day

Maya Rodale | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

These romantic reads will get you in the mood for romance and/or will be an excellent accompaniment to a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine. They might also give you some (naughty) ideas of how to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Sometimes, It’s Not You

The New York Times | Posted 11.26.2011 | Women

On my first date with Mark, he asked how long it had been since my last relationship. I looked at the table, cupping my hand around my beer. I had ...

'All We Can Do Is Be Who We Are'

The New York Times | DEANNA FEI | Posted 11.01.2011 | Women

ONE balmy evening in Shanghai, my boyfriend and I were strolling home from dinner when two boozy blond men called to us. Expecting a plea for directio...

Everything Beautiful Began After: An Afternoon With Simon Van Booy

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Many people might call Simon's new novel, Everything Beautiful Began After, a love triangle. But really, it's more of a love octagon. Instead of 3-D, it's 8-D, and it exists on many different planes.