Girls of a Certain Age: Stories
“Bewilderment runs like a ribbon through these stories, locating the surreal in the mundane and tethering fantastical elements to earthly pain. By the end, I felt like the protagonist in one of her stories—hanging upside down in a tree, shaken out, and rearranged.” ―Lulu Miller, author of Why Fish Don't Exist & Co-host of Radiolab
How to Be Eaten: A Novel
"Adelmann’s true subject is actually her audience, the great anonymous we who consumes the horrors of violent husbands, ravaging wolves, hungry witches, and made-for-TV love stories with such compulsive demand we never pause to think what might come after the happy ending. Both a meditation on trauma and a sendup of our society’s obsession with scripted reality, this book sings.” ―KIRKUS, Starred Review
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Novels that Thwart Traditional Narrative Structure | Lit Hub
A novel is not airline luggage, there are no strict rules, no arbitrary size and weight regulations that you must contemptuously squeeze your story into.
Locked Down in DK & Finishing a Novel | LitHub
I was living in a new country, during a lockdown, and my life had whittled itself down to mainly one thing: the frustrating endeavor of writing a novel.
10 Stories About Self-Destructive Women | Electric Literature
No matter what the women in these stories and novels do—no matter how blatantly they lie, how many mind-altering substances they consume, how easily they turn on their loved ones—I find I am rooting for them, holding out hope that they might change.
True Crime Beyond the Genre | CrimeReads
True crime is so ubiquitous that it has sprawled out beyond its own borders, into other genres that engage with its tropes while also questioning them, turning them on their head, or showing them in a new light.
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New Novels Take Old Favorites for a Spin | WashPo
Feeding on Fairy Tales in How to Be Eaten | Boston Globe
Fairy Tales & Reality TV Are Twisted Sisters | AutoStraddle
Going in Style | The Center for Fiction
Debuts You Should Know | Library Journal
14 Books You Should Read in May | TIME Magazine
10 Best Books to Read in May | Glamour
Starred Review | Kirkus
Starred Review | Booklist