Fatherly Advice

Quotes from Jim Shepard’s latest book of short stories, “The World to Come” Excerpt from a story called “Wall-to-Wall Counseling” “I told her that all those afternoons when my sister and I sat around with pot laced with PCP, I’d go on and on telling her what to do and Jennifer would just sit there…

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Small Talk With Cancer

In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living With Cancer by Teva Harrison As someone redefining their career (I used to work on Wall Street, now I’m a struggling, terrified, happy writer), I dread answering this question at parties.  But, my dilemma is just a pebble compared to Teva’s. “So, what do you do?” “I have cancer.”…

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