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I am pleased to be selected as the Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year for 2023! I will give book talks from Ultraviolet and offer workshops on writing from family history at Finlandia Foundation chapters around the U.S.


I invite you to read my flash essay in “Dispatches from the Pandemic” from Harvard Review

Ultraviolet named a “2018 Fiction Must Read” by the Massachusetts Book Awards


Celebrating at the State House on 9/17.

I invite you to read my recent essay in The Globe Magazine—

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The New Yorker reviews Ultraviolet

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I invite you to read my new essay in “Ties” at The New York Times—

Real Simple includes Ultraviolet in its roundup of The Best Books of 2018

“Matson (The Tree-Sitter) follows the disappointments and dilemmas of the women of one family across 80 years in this fascinating and stirring novel…. Readers will latch onto the unforgettable characters of this accomplished saga of the shifting personal and historical complications of American womanhood.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Literary Hub features an excerpt of Ultraviolet (from chapter four).

Ultraviolet can be ordered from these links: Catapult, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local independent bookstore.