Outpost19 | 2016

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. A pleasure to read.Lynne Sharon Schwartz, This Is Where We Came In and A Lynn Sharon Schwartz Reader

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MacAdam/Cage, Outpost19 reprint | 2005, 2016

“Phil the dog is one of the most admirable and engaging male characters you are likely to encounter between the pages of a book this year. His relations with the woman who has the good fortune to share his life are handled with exemplary insight, delicacy, and humor.”J.M. Coetzee

Like A Song

Outpost19 | 2015

A new essay collection from Outpost19. And it’s one of O Magazine‘s (April 2015) “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now.”

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Stories We Tell Ourselves

Sightline Books | 2013

“Stories We Tell Ourselves is a marvelous inquiry into what dreams can tell us about ourselves—in short, that some vast part of our experience, cut off from us and made unconscious, can be plumbed by anyone who is curious and persistent enough to pursue the enigmatic language of dreams.”Annie Rogers, author, The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma

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A Girl’s Guide to Life

Thought Catalog Books | 2017

A Girl’s Guide to Life is a timeless book of warm and sensible advice for young girls, originally written by a mother for her own eight-year-old daughter. From compassion and empathy through self-expression and creativity, from thoughtfulness and helpfulness and good deeds through gratitude and heartfelt apology, from the incomparable joys of friendship to the importance of learning how and when to say no, this little book offers wise counsel that will be of use for many years to come.

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A New and Glorious Life

Carnegie Mellon Short Fiction Series | 1998

"In A New and Glorious Life Michelle Herman looks with intelligence, sympathy, and wit at the lives of a wide range of contemporary men and women--some of them eventually glorious and others sad but holding their own."Alison Lurie


Ohio State University Press | 1991

Eighty-nine-year-old Rivke Vasilevsky discovers her crystal beads missing and becomes lost in a reverie in which she attempts to make sense of all that has happened to her in her life.

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All of Us

Amazon Digital Services LLC | 2017

A new short story by novelist and essayist Michelle Herman, originally published in Conjunctions.

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Dream Life

Kindle Edition | 2011

"The paradox of this piece is that Herman admits that most people aren't interested in hearing about each other's dreams, and yet she pulls readers by the hand into her dream life, and her waking life, neither of which escape analysis. But she remains engaging by forcing the random, obscure, and unshapen nature of dreams (and life) into a compelling story."Paul Diamond

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