The Cemetery of Untold Stories, by Julia Alvarez

I’ll always remember The Cemetery of Untold Stories as the book I was reading when my uncle died.  I’m not done reading the book yet, as he just passed two days ago, but my mind is filled with so many ideas about where this book crosses with his death, I decided to take the book’s […]

Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott

Telling the truth as a writer is one of the toughest goals we can set, and this is where Lamott begins.  With each chapter, from “Shitty First Drafts” to “How Do You Know When You’re Done?” Lamott lays out the process of writing–both the mysterious and the mundane (mystane? munsterious?)—that anyone who’s attempted the task […]