Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Life Without Lipstick

And although none of these compare even remotely to the loss of life and living, they inflict a particular kind of pain because they are set against the backdrop of such monumental tragedy. One of those small sorrows is the loss of lipstick—and by this I mean red lipstick because for me, that’s the only kind there is.

A Profound Posthumous Novel from a Very Late Bloomer

Jerusalem as a Second Language, Distelheim’s second novel, is out from Audbade on September 29, 2020 but sadly, Distelheim died on June 1 and didn’t get to savor the praise that is sure to come for her sophomore effort.

Nostalgia for the 1939 World’s Fair

Yona Zeldis McDonough chats with author Susie Orman Schnall about her entertaining new summer read, “We Came Here to Shine”.

Is Rape a Crime? A Conversation with Michelle Bowdler

Michelle Bowdler talks to Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough about what her book Is Rape a Crime: A Memoir, an Investigation and a Manifesto has meant for her—and what she hopes it will mean to others. 

Three Characters, Three Storylines, and Three Time Periods

The Book Of V (Henry Holt, $27.99) is nothing if not ambitious—three main characters, three storylines and three wildly divergent time periods—and yet novelist Anna Solomon manages to weave all three together with an effortlessness that belies the profound nature of her fictional probing. 

Embracing “Quasi-Motherhood” With Humor and Empathy

Dani Alpert is one funny lady and like many comics, she uses her life as a prime source for her material.  After falling for a divorced dad of two, she struggles to find a way to embrace the offspring she claims never to have wanted.

Reducing Waste By Reusing Flowers

ReVased, a subscription floral company, aims to reduce floral waste. We take flowers from events and elsewhere that would otherwise be thrown out, and upcycle them into new arrangements for your home or office.