Book Reviews

•Rev. of A Stay Against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction, by Ron Hansen. Commonweal (forthcoming in 2001).
•Rev. of Breaking Out: VMI and the Coming of Women, by Laura Fairchild Brodie. Commonweal (forthcoming in 2001).
•"The Bad Wolf Returns." Rev. of While I was Gone, by Sue Miller. Commonweal24  Sept. 1999. 25-6.
•“Words Take Flight.” Rev. of The Bird Catcher, by Marie Ponsot. Commonweal 25 Sept. 1998: 23-4.
•“Victoria’s Secrets.” Rev. of Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull, by Barbara Goldsmith. Commonweal. 11 Sept.    1998:  34-6.
•“Not your Father’s Anthology.” Rev. of Divine Inspiration: The Life of Jesus in World Poetry, ed. Robert Atwan, George Sardess, and Peggy Rosenthal. CrossCurrents: The Journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life Fall 1998: 397-9.
•“Bite your Tongue, Jane.” Rev. of Jane Austen: A Life, by David Nokes. Commonweal. 7 Nov. 1997: 23-4.
•“The Garden Path.” Rev. of Naming the Light: A Week of Years, by Rosemary Deen. Commonweal26 Sept. 1997: 21-2.
•“Summer Reading.” Commonweal  20 June 1997: 23-4.
•“Out of One, Many.” Rev. of Dr. America: The Lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927- 61, by James T. Fisher. Commonweal  9 May 1997: 26-8.
•“Irish Troubles.” Rev. of The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, by Roddy Doyle. Commonweal  11 Oct. 1996: 21-3.
•“A Writer’s Long Lament.” Rev. of The Diaries of Dawn Powell, ed. Tim Page. Commonweal  23 Feb. 1996: 24-5.
•“The Stench of Woburn.” Rev. of A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr. Commonweal  3  Nov. 1995: 18-19.
•“Stevenson Transmogrified.” Rev. of Robert Louis Stevenson, by Frank McLynn. Commonweal  5 May 1995: 22-4.
•“Suzanne Keen Responds.” College English  57: 4 (April 1995): 500-02.
•“Women and Nineteenth-Century Fiction.” College English  56:2 (Feb. 1994): 207-16.
•“Critics’ Choices for Christmas.” Commonweal  2 December 1994: 26-7.
•“Sentenced for Life?  Here’s the Book to Take.” Rev. of Chapters Into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible, ed. Robert Atwan and Laurence Weider. Commonweal  11 March 1994: 18-20.
•“A Poke over the Wall.” Rev. of The Museum of Clear Ideas: New Poems, by Donald Hall. Commonweal 24 Sept. 1993: 21-3.
•“The Hit Parade.” Rev. of The Top 500 Poems: a Columbia Anthology, ed. William  Harmon. Commonweal 7 May 1993: 26-7.
•“When Perfection is Openhanded.” Rev. of Seeing Things, by Seamus Heaney, The Never-Ending, by Andrew Hudgins, and Covenant, by Alan Shapiro. Commonweal  26 Feb. 1993:  26-8.
•“The Poet’s Geography.” Rev. of Beginning With My Streets, Provinces: Poems 1987-1991, and The Collected Poems, 1931-1987, by Czeslaw Milosz. Commonweal  6 Nov. 1992: 33-4.
•“Miss Porntip Sends Flowers.” Rev. of The Gates of Ivory, by Margaret Drabble. Commonweal 14 Aug. 1992: 30-1.
•“I Hear America Rhyming.” Rev. of The Best American Poetry 1991, ed. Mark Strand. Commonweal27 March 1992: 28-30.
•Rev. of Permugenesis: A Recombinant Text, by Christopher Dewdney. Notus: New Writing. 5: 1 (1990): 120-21.