Fiction

Writing fiction remains my greatest challenge--and my greatest passion. I have published short stories in print and online in literary journals such as Partisan Review, Fiction, Willows Wept Review, and StoryQuarterly, My short story "Livia" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. You can read an excerpt here. "From Blue Pine" is rooted in the mountains of the state I grew up in, Colorado.  

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My first novel, Choke Creek, is based on the Sand Creek Massacre, which also took place in Colorado.


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My new novel, Wolf Constellation, covers four generations and one hundred years in a Jewish family. At the center of the novel is Dr. Gus Thaler of the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic who is treating Anna Glanz, a 15-year-old girl who has stopped speaking in the wake of her brother's death. Thaler's search to cure Anna takes him back to a nineteenth-century rabbi-healer who once exorcised a spirit from Anna's grandmother. Ultimately, fifty years later, as Anna lays dying, her daughter finally uncovers the truth her mother still can't bring herself to say.  

Currently I am at work on a new novel set in Baltimore in 1918 that addresses racism and inequality.