Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo has received raves from the Times Book Review, the Oprah Magazine, and others. (Reading schedule here.) A Replacement Life, one of The Times' 100 Notable Books of 2014 and a front-cover rave in the Times Book Review, among other honors, is out in paperback. Next: An unusual cookbook, and a year teaching at Princeton University.
The UK, despite whispers of secession, remains unified in its love of Rodeo. It's paperback of the week at the Scotland Herald ("The immigrant experience... has never been handled quite like this before"); also, an astute take from the Telegraph ("The last 10 pages are quietly astonishing"). Meanwhile, some love for the first novel from Israel's Ha'aretz.
A foreword to the 50th-anniversary reissue of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita
+ One day, even Putin will be senile. A review of a smart novel for the New York Times Book Review.
+ A Guardian essay about finding sanity in a restaurant kitchen.
+ An off-center take on St. Croix will appear in the January 2017 issue of Travel + Leisure.