Liberty Street Cover

Thrilled with the cover of my book Liberty Street, out in April from the University of South Carolina Press.  The modern sanserif font against the old picture, the overlay of a detail from the Solomon Cohen plot at Savannah’s Laurel Grove cemetery–or vines or whatever else people see–are meant to be mysterious, hopefully in a […]

Image Publishes “The Will”

I’m in college and suddenly confronted by two wills, one belonging to my grandmother and the other to an ancestor seven generations back. The Will

Good Karma Story Anthology Comes Out

How fun is this?  I’ve got two stories, winners of the annual Moment magazine short fiction contest, in this brand-spanking-new e-book anthology, which includes other prize winners including my very talented friend Racelle Rosett.  You can get it here: Good Karma e-book  

Moment Publishes “Searching for Solomon Cohen”

This essay, which Moment magazine edited expertly and made look really great, is a taste of the research I’ve been doing over the last few years about the man who had my Savannah townhouse built–the tragedy of his life and the larger tragedy of the times in which he lived. Essay | Searching for Solomon

“The Patch” Appears in Cimmaron Review

Cimmaron Review is a journal I’ve admired, and I’m thrilled for my short story, about a father and a son and an anti-nausea patch, to appear in its pages.  Does the patch work?  Find out in issue 213, out in March 2021.

Tablet Publishes “When Friedman Met Friedman”

I married someone with my same name, to general disbelief.  After eighteen years I wrote something about it, and now I send the astonished this link.

Tablet Publishes “Don’t Be a ‘Bop'”

Every family has special words that mean something only to them.  I tried to figure out what one of them means.

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