“Driving Lessons” online at The Common

My personal essay, “Driving Lessons,” is up at The Common. This is the first in a series of pieces set in Hawaii, where I lived from age 12-18. Thank you to The Common for getting this story out into the world. You can read “Driving Lessons” here.


The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein

My review of the novel The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein appears at The Common. Epstein is also the author of the highly-regarded The Painter from Shanghai. Many thanks to The Common, especially editor Jennifer Acker and book review editor Julia Lichtblau, for giving me the chance to read and write about this newly released novel that is already getting great reviews. You can read the review here.