A short story about friendship, love, and aging

June 22, 2017

Fiction |

All of Us,” a new short story, is now available in a Kindle edition (a sort of e-chapbook!). Download it here.


Fiction | 2015

Out in March 2016 from Outpost19.

“Michelle Herman’s beautifully written and wise novel probes the crucial
and enduring questions of how we choose our paths in life.  Her naive
heroine marries in haste and learns, at leisure, the many facets of love,
its disappointments as well as its unexpected rewards.” 
-Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Fiction | 2006

Dog is about how a person constructs a life for herself, about the bits and pieces that make up a life as one goes along, and about the possibility of goodness, always, among those pieces—the possibility of love, and grace.


A New and Glorious Life

Fiction | 1998

Three novellas by a writer who “writes past the point where many writers stop, trusting her characters to deliver aspects of themselves previously undetected,” Publishers Weekly said of this collection of portraits of artists and intellectuals who behave badly, foolishly, and occasionally bravely.

A New and Glorious Life


Fiction | 1990

Winner of the 1991 Harold U. Ribalow Award for Best Jewish Fiction and one of the “Twenty-five Best Books of the Year” (VLS, The Literary Supplement of The Village Voice), Missing is a portrait of Rivke Vasilevsky, a widow alone in her Brooklyn apartment, where for decades she never had a moment to herself.