Susan Jane Gilman

Susan Jane Gilman appears in the following:

'Someone' Quietly Mesmerizes With Intimate, Ordinary Story

Friday, September 13, 2013

I'll be honest. I often judge books by their titles — and Someone, isn't promising. It's generic, vague. Flat. And in the hands of a less talented author, this beautifully intimate novel would have been just that.

Nothing spectacular happens in Alice McDermott's latest work. Her protagonist, Marie, is largely ...


'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital

Sunday, September 08, 2013

If we didn't experience Hurricane Katrina ourselves, we saw it: the ominous red pinwheel on the radar, the wrecked Superdome, the corpses. And certainly we saw our shame — America's inequality, negligence and violence were all laid bare by the storm.

But one tragedy went largely unwitnessed. And this is ...