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.

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.

May 15, 2014

A Perfect, Literary Thriller: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s new novel, Bittersweet, explores the dark underbelly of the seemingly perfect family – and how imperfect they often are.

April 21, 2014

Family Under Fire: New Fiction from Carla Buckley

The Deepest Secret, for all of its own tragedy and human emotion, beautifully conveys what happens to families when their worlds are turned upside down, and they have to go on as we in the real world do every day.

April 2, 2014

From Frances Mayes, a New Kind of Memoir: Under Magnolia

Frances Mayes, beloved author of multiple memoirs of Tuscany, returns to her Southern roots for her latest work.

March 18, 2014

If You Loved The Goldfinch: The Anatomy Lesson

Longtime fans of art, neophytes, and fans of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch alike will find much to enjoy in Nina Siegal’s new novel, The Anatomy Lesson.