TMN Contributing Writer Jessica Francis Kane is the author of a story collection, Bending Heaven, and a novel, The Report, which was a finalist for the 2010 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and the Indie Booksellers Choice Award. She lives in New York with her husband and their two children. A new story collection, This Close, has just been published by Graywolf.
New York City is a wonderland for dogs—to defecate on, and for their owners to look the other way. An argument for a more civilized scenario, where dogs aren’t encouraged to kill plants.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. We step in with some last-minute advice for a reader confused by a Christmas party conundrum: Do friends and family mix?
Many people hope to be authors, even some in the publishing business. Going back to a monastery to see both sides of the story.
Mothers and daughters don’t always have the easiest relationships, especially when the daughters try to recycle the mothers with the trash. A story of aspirations, generations, and pop culture quizzes.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. In this week’s installment we break down all that pre-heating nonsense, with a heating guide for 21st-century cookery.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we solve another parenting mystery: Exactly how many of your child’s classmates must you invite to the birthday party?
The laws of the playground aren’t just for children. New York City parents have to keep an eye out for garbage, syringes, and disturbed men bearing toys.
Now a New Yorker, our resident green essayist brings her yardwork series to the big city, even if it means breaking into private plots.
Departing the (garden) lovers’ state for one that loves its cement and money more, our scribbler of the lillies Our writer realizes the crucial difference between caring about plants and caring for them.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we help a reader determine if her one true love is letting adverbs get in the way of romance.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we address a reader’s concern about her plant’s feelings with stories about menacing shrubs.
What better way to relax after a kid-filled day than with a nice book—and what less likely scenario can many parents imagine? For page-turners everywhere, a novel idea.