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Review: Generosity by Richard Powers

Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard Powers examines the root causes of happiness and anxiety while critiquing the relationship between science, the media, and big business. The narrative follows a reluctant creative writing teacher who discovers that one of his students... Continue Reading →

Thanks to The Los Angeles Review!

Just a brief but extremely heartfelt note of thanks to Joe Ponepinto for a glowing and perceptive review of The Grievers in The Los Angeles Review. And when you're done reading the review, check out Joe's ruminations on the difference... Continue Reading →

Thanks Again to Farley’s!

Thanks once again to Farley's Books of New Hope, Pennsylvania, for hosting me last weekend! It was a beautiful day, so I got to sit in front of the store and meet a lot of friendly passers by -- some... Continue Reading →

International Short Story Day

I always find out about these things long after they've stopped being news, but I'm told that today is International Short Story Day. To celebrate, here are a few links to short story sources you might enjoy: Fiction by D.... Continue Reading →

Schwartz & Packer Interviewed!

Big thanks to Dan Cafaro of Atticus Books for an inventive interview with two of the most colorful characters from The Grievers, Charley  Schwartz and Greg Packer! I'm a huge fan of the titles that Atticus has produced, especially The... Continue Reading →

Stranger Than Fiction?

A friend of mine just alerted me to a Craigslist Help Wanted ad for a "Giant Burrito Man or Woman." The ad reads, "NEED 1 PERSON TO DRESS UP AS GIANT BURRITO, RUN AROUND THROWING BURRITOS AT BUILDINGS, OTHER PEOPLE,... Continue Reading →

Of Possible Interest

First, big thanks to Lavinia Ludlow for a lovely review of The Grievers in The Nervous Breakdown. Ludlow writes, among other things, "Schuster has an amazing sophomore novel on his hands. His writing has matured; he’s fine-tuned his approach and can... Continue Reading →

Putting One Word After Another: An Interview with Joseph M. Schuster

Not too long ago, I mentioned that I stumbled upon a book by another Schuster -- The Might Have Been by Joseph M. Schuster. Given the coincidence of our last names, idle curiosity drove me to read it. Once I... Continue Reading →

Book Trailer for the Grievers

I was fooling around a bit in iMovie and put together this trailer for The Grievers. Enjoy!

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