Articles by Amy Halloran

January 13, 2011

The Writer at The Memory Table 4

The workings of the mind and the creative process are ripe subjects for memoir, perhaps more so when the author has suffered from a traumatic brain injury.

June 3, 2010

Mirror Askew: Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam 2

Amsterdam draws the reader into the tensions of his teetering world, and the world that teeters beyond.

January 18, 2010

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s ‘Scary Fairy Tales’ 3

I am not so certain I read hope in these pages but there is redemption within them, something that keeps the fantastical and mystical events that do not often end happily from seeming ripe with despair.

November 18, 2009

Deficits and Gifts: Anne Finger’s Call Me Ahab 2

Finger delivers stories told from the vantage of Hellen Keller, Captain Ahab, Vincent Van Gogh, and characters, real or fictional, casting or recasting them as disability icons.