Tag Archives: Staying with the Trouble

Why Fiction Matters

The Dispossessed

I’ve had several conversations with fiction writers lately on what we should be doing about climate change, the election, and other important concerns of the day. My immediate response was that now, more than ever, they should write. They dismissed … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Nobody’s Mother

If you are a woman of sufficient age in Oakland on the second Sunday in May, strangers are very likely to wish you a happy Mother’s Day. I don’t recall this happening any place else I’ve lived, so it might … Continue reading

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