Posts Tagged: Sharon Harrigan

The Narrator-Guide: A Conversation with Sharon Harrigan

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Sharon Harrigan discusses her memoir, Playing with Dynamite, writing through the gaps in memory, and how the book has changed real-life relationships.

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The Logic of the Book: Talking with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, the importance of narrative structure, and the difference between facts and stories.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Barbara Berman reviews Stanford academic and author Eavan Boland’s poetry collection, A Woman Without A Country, a rumination on Irish American identity, motherhood, and “literary citizenship.” Boland’s “straightforward brilliance” make this a collection worth reading. Then, in a funny and insightful Saturday Essay, Sharon Harrigan analyzes the stereotype of the evil stepdad and finds a complicated […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Stepfatherhood

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“He was my real dad,” she says. “I just happened to have two.”

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