Thanks to Lambda Literary and Pia Cortez for her review of The Island Dwellers.
“The eleven stories that make up this collection are raw, intense in their longing, and tender in the most unexpected ways… Silverman shines in this collection the way sunlight hits the surface of water, forming rivulets of gold.”
…In which Largehearted Boy asks me about music and the book. This is part of the Book Notes series where they ask writers about music and their books. Other Book Notes can be found here.
The Island Dwellers in the Wall Street Journal:
Thank you to Allison Hunter and the crew at Janklow Nesbit, Caitlin McKenna and the crew at Random House, all of the beautiful people who celebrate, buy, and love books – and my friends, who made pub day a total delight with their texts, emails, and book-selfies.
When you’re scrolling through Powell’s Staff Picks (because where else do you procure new reading material as soon as your paychecks clear?) and you see your own book. In my two weeks at Portland Center Stage, I’d stop in on my way to rehearsal (morning) and my way home (evening.) I had to buy a giant bag, also from Powell’s, to get all the books back to New York. Takeaway: Powell’s is the one place on earth that can provide for all your needs, all the time. (And, thank you Lauren P.!)
When your friend is living a more exciting life than you are, and it brings him into contact with a few of your plays, which are also living more exciting lives, and which he helped bring into the world:
Out May 1. More info here.