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Joy Williams: The Changeling and 99 Stories of God

Joy Williams has been described as misanthropic, uncommercial, a writer’s writer. Open any of her books and read a sentence at random, and it is certainly clear that she is doing something singular. 1,236 more words

Book Review

7 writers to read now

I am always obsessing over something, and right now, it’s these seven writers. I consider them essential, and now I shall badger you to move them to the top of your reading list. 432 more words


The Civil Wars Breakup Still Hurts Years Later

Came across their song Dust to Dust creating a playlist the other night. Years later I am still sad over the fact that they are no longer creating music. 120 more words

In Praise of Joy Williams's Tarnished Novel, 'The Changeling'

The plot of Joy Williams’s novel The Changeling, republished today in a 40th anniversary edition, goes something like this: a young woman marries the scion of a wealthy family, attempts to escape, and, after a tragic event, loses her sense of self under the controlling sway of the aforementioned family — as well as copious amounts of alcohol. 1,314 more words


Reference Books Need Love Too

A zippy little post about the reference books I’ve used the most in my life. Not everything can be a New York Times Bestseller.

The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary 4th Edition… 540 more words


“A writer loves the dark, loves it, but is always fumbling around in the light.”

“A writer loves the dark, loves it, but is always fumbling around in the light.”

Joy Williams, writer, novelist


Can They See Jesus?

Do people see Jesus in you?

Do They See Jesus in Me

Joy Williams

Is the face that I see in the mirror
The one I want others to see… 228 more words