For more than thirty years, I've been involved primarily in literary journalism, with a focus on criticism, the culture of magazines, and travel. I've been a book columnist/reviewer for many publications, and I've published three books with the University of Missouri Press. My most recent book is "Lost Among the Baining: Adventure, Marriage, and Other Fieldwork," a memoir about a life-changing journey to New Guinea. My previous book was "Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America," a critique of traditional book reviewing. I live with my husband in Cambridge, MA, and Sanibel, FL.
Work Sample 1 Description
Travel essay about my journey to New Guinea that appeared in the New York Times Sunday Travel Section.
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Work Sample 2 Description
Essay about book reviewing that appeared in Boston Review.
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Work Sample 3 Description
Review of "Lost Among the Baining: Adventure, Marriage, and Other Fieldwork" that appeared in ForeWord Reviews.