Natalie Serber

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mother, wife, author, creative writing teacher, reader, dog-walker, baker, reviewer, sing-alonger, dancer in the kitchen, procrastinator and daytime pajama-wear
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'Someone' review: Honoring the complex mysteries of life | OregonLive.com

Alarcon was born in Peru and grew up in Alabama. He is a graduate of Columbia and the University of Iowa.

My chance to talk about two favorite things! Mothering and writing.  Writer, with Kids: Natalie Serber

My chance to talk about two favorite things! Mothering and writing. Writer, with Kids: Natalie Serber

'The Revolution of Every Day' review: Cari Luna's novel evokes New York in the late 1980s | OregonLive.com

Alarcon was born in Peru and grew up in Alabama. He is a graduate of Columbia and the University of Iowa.

'At Night We Walk in Circles' review: Daniel Alarcon's fine second novel | OregonLive.com

Alarcon was born in Peru and grew up in Alabama. He is a graduate of Columbia and the University of Iowa.

My Oregonian review of the wonderful novel by Willy Vlautin.

Vlautin lives outside Portland and is the author of "Lean on Pete," an Oregon Book Award winner, and other novels.

Oregon Arts Watch Interview

An interview with Judith Pulman at Oregon Arts Watch.

Laura van den Berg’s ‘Isle of Youth’ - NYTimes.com

Isle of Youth - The women in Laura van den Berg’s story collection are mired in secrecy and deception.

My Sunday Rumpus Essay: Adrift.

Carefree days of sunbathing topless and reading Salinger comes to an abrupt turning point when the young Serber must choose between starting a writing program she's dreamed of vs. playing house--and playing it safe--on her lover's sailboat.

"Survival Lessons" by Alice Hoffman.

Best-selling author Alice Hoffman published her first novel at the age of twenty-one, and has since written over 30 books, several of which have been turned into movies.

My review at Oregon Live

The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud This was HARD to get through.an interesting look at the struggle to find one's true self and happiness. Basically a late woman becomes obsessed with a foreign family that 'opens her eyes' to her true life.

The Burgess Boys

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. [to read list]

‘My Escapee - Stories,’ by Corinna Vallianatos - NYTimes.com

‘My Escapee: Stories,’ by Corinna Vallianatos