Abigail Dalton

About Abigail Dalton

Abby Dalton has worked in publishing and the non-profit sector, first in New York and now in the Boston area. She currently works at a university in the northeast, and writes in her free time.

June 15, 2016

Flight to Freedom in Shawn Vestal's Daredevils

Two teenagers band together to flee an oppressive arranged marriage and a repressive fundamentalist Mormon community in Shawn Vestal's dazzling debut novel, Daredevils.

May 10, 2016

An Empowering and Deep Debut: The Lilac Girls

Martha Hall Kelly’s debut novel, The Lilac Girls, treads into territory oft left unexplored – and you’ll be glad you went in after her.

April 20, 2016

An Epic Journey Across the United States (Because Why Not?)

Ken Ilgunas is no stranger to crazy-but-amazing endeavors and shares his latest epic journey in Trespassing Across America.

December 3, 2015

Fab Fables: New Short Stories from Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret's collection of short stories combines a mixture of magic, the mundane, and fabulous and existential musings on the afterlife.

November 27, 2015

Life Less Easy: Rebecca Alexander's Memoir, Not Fade Away

In her memoir Not Fade Away, Rebecca Alexander recounts her life thus far living with a disease that is slowly taking her sight and hearing.

November 3, 2015

New Fiction by Beloved Mary Gaitskill: The Mare

Mary Gaitskill's latest novel brings us to the countryside, where a girl is temporarily placed with two people who open up a whole new world to her.

October 5, 2015

You're Imperfect (Or, Reason to Read The Blue Guitar)

In The Blue Guitar, John Banville presents to us a narrator at once frustrating and, in some curious way, charming in his reflections on his haphazard life.

September 10, 2015

Best-selling Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh Is Back

Vanessa Diffenbaugh, whose debut, The Language of Flowers, enchanted us in 2012, is back with her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings.

August 31, 2015

War and Everything After: Louis de Bernieres's New Novel

Louis de Bernieres’s new novel, The Dust That Falls From Dreams, taps a familiar trope – but gives it wholly original meaning.

August 17, 2015

Must Love Food: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

It is a rare book that deserves the adjective 'charming,' and rarer still to find one that a reader finishes tearfully in line for coffee before work. Kitchens of the Great Midwest accomplishes both.

February 17, 2015

Step Back to the Glamour: A Touch of Stardust

Fans of old Hollywood and American history alike will find Kate Alcott’s A Touch of Stardust a charming distraction from modern-day stressors.

February 4, 2015

In Death as in Life: The Seventh Day by Yu Hua

In Yu Hua’s The Seventh Day, all is not as it seems, and it might take you a few pages to get your bearings. Once you do, Yu’s novel reveals itself to be a beautifully written, if surreal, journey through one man’s life in contemporary China.

November 18, 2014

To Know Penelope Fitzgerald: Hermione Lee's Brand-New Bio

Hermione Lee is the perfect author to create the biography of Booker Award-winning British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, for more reasons than one.

August 7, 2014

Cristal, Maybach, Diamonds on Your Timepiece: Emma Campion's A Triple Knot

A word to anyone about to read Emma Campion’s A Triple Knot: Readjust your expectations regarding children between the ages of seven and thirteen for the duration of the book.

June 26, 2014

If You Read One Vampire Novel in Your Life

Lauren Owen’s The Quick is the most unexpected vampire novel you’re likely to come across. Ever.