Books:Everything I Was
(Lerner Publications, 2014), Returning to Shore
(Lerner Publications, 2014), The Writing Circle
(Hyperion Books, 2010), Eleven Stories High: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968
(SUNY Press, 2000), If Ever I Return Again
(Harper Collins, 2000), What We Save for Last
(Milkweed Editions, 1992)
Two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship.
ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award for Saying Goodbye to Lulu.
Finalist, Massachusetts Book Award, The Disappearing Island.
Massachusetts Book Prize “Best Read,” Everything I Was
PEN Syndicated Fiction Competition winner.
Lawrence Foundation Prize for the best story to appear in Michigan Quarterly Review.
Breakthrough Contest winner, University of Missouri Press.