Selected Publications and Projects
The Bones of Paradise (novel, hardback), Harper Collins, 2016.
The River Wife (novel, hardback), Random House, 2007.
Acts of Love on Indigo Road (stories, paperback), Coffee House Press, 2003.
Sweet Eyes (novel, paperback reprint), University of Nebraska Press, 2003; Harper Perennial, 1992 (paperback); Crown, 1991 (hardback).
The Weight of Dreams (novel, paperback), Penguin, 2000; Viking-Penguin, 1999 (hardback).
Strange Angels (novel, paperback reprint), Penguin, 2000; Harper Perennial, 1994 (paperback); Ticknor & Fields, 1993 (hardback).
Taking The Wall (short stories, paperback), Coffee House Press, 1999.
South of Resurrection (novel, paperback), Penguin, 1998; Viking-Penguin, 1997 (hardback).
A .38 Special and a Broken Heart (short stories, paperback), Coffee House Press, 1995.
Pretend We've Never Met (short stories, paperback), Peregrine Smith Press, 1989.
Bend This Heart (short stories, paperback), Coffee House Press, 1989.
Stories and Essays
The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Natural Bridge, and elsewhere.
Speedway, New Concorde, 2004.
Awards and Honors
Three books chosen as New York Times Notable Books. Other awards include National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Nebraska Book Award, Nebraska Arts Council Merit Award, Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Fiction, Loft McKnight Award of Distinction, and Editor's Choice Award from Foreword Magazine.
MA, PhD, State University of New York - Binghamton
BA, University of Iowa
Areas of Interest
Modern and Contemporary American Literature