June 3rd, 2007


All In the Family

My cousin Jana Martin's first book of fiction, Russian Lover and Other Stories, just came out. It includes 15 stories that appeared in literary magazines like Glimmer Train (Jana won the GT Short Story Award for New Writers way back when), Spork and Yeti.

It's great having another writer in the family, especially one who is so enormously talented. Really, her prose style is so exquisite, I get jealous when I read her work.

We're going to try to set up a New York City-based joint reading sometime this summer, perhaps with some special guests as well. I'll keep you posted.


I think tonight's may have been the greatest Sopranos episode to date -- and there's still one more to go before the show ends.

Why oh why did we have to wait until the very last season for it to get good again?