Monthly Archives: December 2014

‘Samuel Taylor’s Last Night’ by Joe Amato

1December 18, 2014 –

‘Samuel Taylor’s Last Night,’ a Novel by Joe Amato by John Domini

“Academics, they tell you, offers a life of stability and quiet. So they tell you—a big lie that’s made an easy target for many an author. Just this year, Julie Schumacher achieved a fresh, barbed hilarity in Dear Committee Members. Now Joe Amato has come out with his own academic novel, Samuel Taylor’s Last Night. Within a very few pages, the text asserts itself as something else again[…]”

Maria Flook’s ‘Mothers and Lovers’

112 December 2104 – LA Times

Review: Loss and attraction power Maria Flook’s ‘Mothers and Lovers’ by David L. Ulin.

“…The story of April, an English professor at Sinclair College, a third-rate institution in Providence, R.I., “Mothers and Lovers” plays around the edges of the academic novel while remaining too dark, too weird to fit the category.”