Essays & Stories

Nonfiction Essays:

“Sin and Baseball,” Sport Literate, Spring 2019, pp. 8-18. Listen to an excerpt on “Only a Game,” National Public Radio,” June 15, 2018.

“The Swifts of Northville,” The Gettysburg Review, Winter 2013, pp. 641-667.

"In Defense of Fainting," The American Scholar, Winter 2001, pp. 27-37.
      Listen to an excerpt on “All Things Considered,” National Public Radio, June 24, 2001. 

"Getting to Roger," The American Scholar, Fall 2001, pp. 113-123.
      Cited in The Best American Essays 2002 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin).


Op-Ed Essays: 

“Imagining another Man’s Circumstances,” Star-Ledger, Feb. 11, 2015.

“In Memoirs, Varieties of Truth,” Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 8, 2006.


Short Fiction:

"Wader Man," Witness, Spring 2002, pp. 88-99.
      Reprinted in Our Best: 1987-2004 (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2004).

“The Greenskeeper," TriQuarterly, Winter 1994, pp. 134-157.
      Reprinted in TriQuarterly New Writers (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1996).

"Beside the Passaic," The Massachusetts Review, Spring 1987, pp. 50-70
      Reprinted in A Good Deal: Selected Stories from The Massachusetts Review
(Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988).
      Reprinted in TriQuarterly New Writers, (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1996).

"Two Wives," Carolina Quarterly, Winter 1984, pp. 7-18.