The Simple by Cynthia Hogue

Date: September 10, 2020

The women cluster at the cathedral,hair in careful bouffant helmets,armored and elegant, poised to herd                                                            purposefully                                                            into Mystery.I think, I’ll do that too, but tear up I can’t                                                            say why. Stand still. Wind wisps […]

12 Books You Should Read in September

Date: September 10, 2020

Recommended Reading from Lit Hub Staff and Contributors Lara Ehrlich, Animal Wife(Red Hen Press) “My mother said girls have to take care of themselves. That’s how we avoid turning into sea […]

Books Coming Out in September

Date: September 3, 2020

We Need to Talk by Jennifer Risher When Jennifer Risher joined Microsoft in 1991, she met her husband, and with him became an extra-lucky beneficiary of the dot-com boom. By […]

10 Short Stories About Women’s Transformations

Date: August 31, 2020

Lara Ehrlich recommends fiction by women about mythological and psychological metamorphoses. The Little Mermaid sacrifices her tail for a human soul. The Navajo Changing Woman grows old and is reborn […]

Poetry for Our Time!

Date: August 31, 2020

Three poet laureates deliver their poems as a beacon of hope during these unprecendted times of fear, uncertainty, and isolatio Watch the video here!

The Poetry of Architecture

Date: August 31, 2020

A pen. Some paper. A bit of inspiration. A quiet place to think. Of all the things a writer needs, it’s the last one that’s the hardest to come by. […]

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Midwest Book Review: Tea by the Sea

Date: September 21, 2020

A deftly crafted and entertaining work of impressive literary nuance, “Tea by the Sea” by Donna Hemans is an extraordinary, original, and inherently fascinating novel that is especially and unreservedly […]

On Suitor by Joshua Rivkin

Date: September 21, 2020

In the first of two envois that appear in Joshua Rivkin’s Suitor, a speaker defines the word that gives the collection its title: Suitor, from the Latin secutor,to follow. I can’tcatch them, or […]

Publisher’s Weekly: Summer of the Cicadas

Date: September 10, 2020

Catherine wraps a fast-paced, stirring narrative about loss and unrequited love into a story about an unusually aggressive 17-year cicada swarm and the terror it brings to the residents of […]

Kirkus Reviews: Animal Wife

Date: September 10, 2020

Girls and women caught between myth and the modern world. Selected by Ann Hood as the winner of the Red Hen Fiction Award, Ehrlich’s debut collection contains 15 stories, some […]

Kirkus Reviews: Unseen City

Date: September 9, 2020

A ghost story that focuses not on a single spirit but on an entire city whose layered history haunts its occupants. “Meg had the unsettling sense that she was seeing […]

Foreword Reviews: Unseen City by Amy Shearn

Date: September 9, 2020

Amy Shearn’s modern fable Unseen City is anchored by smart, sly humor. It delves into the layered social, psychological, and historical architecture of New York City, a place that’s paved over the […]

Don’t Go Crazy With­out Me: A Tragi­com­ic Memoir

Date: August 31, 2020

Read­ing Deb­o­rah Lott’s mem­oir of her dys­func­tion­al upbring­ing feels like the lit­er­ary equiv­a­lent of rub­ber­neck­ing: her child­hood was a series of train­wrecks, but some­how you can’t stop turn­ing around to watch. […]

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