Maile Meloy is the author of six books of fiction, including the story collection Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It.
In his many novels and short stories, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford examines the woes and pleasures of quotidian life.
Jane Smiley has authored more than a dozen books, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning 1992 novel A Thousand Acres. She also breeds racehorses.
An exquisitely unsettling tale about a young single mother whose new home is already inhabited by her neighbors’ pets—fat, hungry, and multiplying daily.
She’ll be home for Christmas—you can count on that. But whose home? Her mother’s? Her father’s? Her stepmother’s? Her grandparents’? Her boyfriend’s? The author confronts the now-classic holiday question.
How I learned the secret of Santa Claus’ annual visit.
What’s a lifelong lawn lover to do when facing a drought? One word: plastics.
Read books; get a bike. Bribery plays a key role in a writer’s career.
Looking back on a not-quite memory.
On earning one’s summer by surviving winter.