A brilliant, iconoclastic new translation of the biblical book of Job emphasizes not Job's faithfulness, but his feistiness
Ann Kjellberg
Marmee’s frenetic activity in Little Women reflects the reality of Abigail Alcott’s life, though not the fact that besides being a visionary mother she…
Ann Kjellberg
The food the March girls eat in Little Women is a fascinating fusion of the author’s biography and her imagination of family life, surprising us with i…
Ann Kjellberg
In 1956 the Times reported, “Harvard University announced today the appointment of Dr. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin as Professor of Astronomy. She is the f…
Ann Kjellberg
I am wrestling with my purpose here at my desk, as the world careens into an unprecedented piece of history as if into an iceberg. I grew up at a time …
Ann Kjellberg
I was skeptical when I started Paul Kerschen’s novel The Warm South, which imagines that the poet John Keats, after dying of tuberculosis in Rome in 18…
Ann Kjellberg
Formal restlessness can be understood as a signal trait of Greenwell’s fiction, a mix of daring and doubt over the shapes a novel might take, a daring …
Ann Kjellberg
In anticipating opening our town’s first library, we had ordered five hundred library cards. Three weeks after we opened, we had to order five hundred …
Ann Kjellberg
When Sue Halpern's remote country town lost its bookmobile, it looked like it would be without a library, but not for long
Ann Kjellberg
If writing is the heart of what you care about, then you have to do it and do it as well and as persistently as you can. It’s about a primary agreement…
Ann Kjellberg
The day I decided that writing was what I wanted to do I was working as a millwright, maintaining the engines of an overhead crane above four electric …
Ann Kjellberg
If you read no further than the first sentence of this post: please order your books online from this new site, Bookshop, instead of Amazon!
Ann Kjellberg