May 2015

Kissing in America Map & Contest!

Harper Audio has put together this amazing site–if you scroll down, you can click on the map and hear audio clips from every city that Eva and Annie visit. Then enter the contest to win prizes from all the cities in the book! You can win Skullcandy headphones (for the long bus rides in your… Read more »

Mother’s Day Essay, and an Audio Excerpt

I have an essay in Salon about Mother’s Day today—my 24th Mother’s Day since my mom died. Here we are at Jones Beach many years ago: I’m also excited to share that I have the first audio excerpt of Kissing in America! The whole audiobook will be available from Audible on May 26th:

A Lifeline in Reading, and My First Real Copy

Sometimes a review comes in that makes the approximately 4 million years that you spent writing a book feel worth it. Here is an excerpt: “Kissing in America is about love and grief and friendship; about mothers and daughters, about blood relatives and kindred spirits; about the journey from childhood to adulthood, girlhood to womanhood. It’s… Read more »