Lucky
Essays / Features

Lucky

by Michele Beller

A bell of familiarity clanged in my head when I read that Stern’s father defended himself, reminding her how much he “tried to help” her during her “troubled childhood.” The exasperated voice of my mother came back to haunt—“You have a fear of success,” she would say to me when I was at my lowest. Continue reading

No Apparent Boundaries: Julia Glass’s Intricate Realities
Author Features / Features / Fiction

No Apparent Boundaries: Julia Glass’s Intricate Realities

by Evelyn Somers

Though she does not deliberately set out to tackle hot-button topics (homosexuality, immigration, AIDS, breast cancer and ecological activism all appear in her work), a large part of Glass’s realism comes from the intersection of her characters’ lives with the cultural and political issues that surround them. Continue reading