“Jen Michalski’s second novel is an intense emotional commitment, but a worthwhile one.” – Ploughshares

“Jen is an astonishingly sensitive writer.” – HTML Giant

“Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.” – The Rumpus

“Jen is a writerly heavyweight.” – Nate Brown, American Short Fiction

“We’re lucky to have Michalski before the rest of the world discovers her. But they will.” – Baltimore City Paper

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4/23/13: Toledo Reads Recommends Could You Be With Her Now (and other news)

Toldeo Reads has recommended Could You Be With Her Now in their spring reads section. It's always exciting when the word gets out from others about one's writing!

I also am finishing up an interview with Baltimore writer Elisabeth Dahl that will post on The Nervous Breakdown soon. Elisabeth's debut novel, Genie Wishes, a YA treat, just published this month this ABRAMS. I ask her about the challenges of writing literary versus YA fiction and why the books of our still hold so much power over us today. Stay tuned for it!