Motherhood as extreme makeover, by Deb Kristina

Is there a transformation more personal and dramatic than becoming a parent? My sister once said to me, “You’re a different person now” after children and my reaction was something like, “Of course.” How can you not be changed when you have two helpless creatures looking to you for not only food, water, shelter, clothing but to shape them into the adults they will become? You will teach them to…

Monday, October 6, 2008

News Flash, September 7

Debutantes past and present got a lovely mention in the Library Journal, with particular attention paid to Deb Tiffany’s The Little Giant of Aberdeen County as potentially “one of the big buzz books of the fall.” The Little Giant of Aberdeen County just received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, which said, “Baker’s bangup debut mixes the exuberant eccentricities of John Irving’s Garp, Anne Tyler’s relationship savvy and the plangent…

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Caroline Grant and Elrena Evans Guest Blog

I first “met” Caroline Grant when I was columnist at Literary Mama and clicked with her immediately. She was smart and funny and deep and a terrific writer. When I went out to San Francisco for Tillie Olsen’s memorial the year before last, I met her in person. We had brunch at this amazing breakfast place in East Berkeley. During that brunch she talked about the Mama PhD book and…

Monday, July 28, 2008