Margaret Atwood: “Stone Mattress”

Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage.  Margaret Atwood’s “Stone Mattress” was originally published in the December 19 & 26, 2011 issue of The New Yorker. I used to like Margaret Atwood, but I’ve done an about-face over the past decade.  Possibly the most negative…


Margaret Atwood: The Year of the Flood

Here is my first review as a member of this year’s Giller Prize Shadow Jury: The Year of the Flood (2009) (long listed for 2009 Giller Prize).  I’m excited to discuss this book!  However, because I don’t want that sentiment to mislead any Atwood lovers into reading a highly irreverent…


Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace

I always have a good time while I’m reading a Margaret Atwood novel, but up to now only The Handmaid’s Tale sticks with me as an incredible novel, one which should be read. I had high hopes for Alias Grace (1996) since it is based on a true story and Atwood takes…