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The Impossible Is Now Possible: A Conversation

Barbara Gowdy and Helen Phillips

Barbara Gowdy, whose novel Little Sisters is published this month by Tin House Books, and novelist Helen Phillips discuss profound empathy, how literature can change women’s relationships to their bodies, and writing against the odds.

Craft Capsule: Deny the Accident

Christina Baker Kline

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: learning to trust your impulses, and Jackson Pollock’s “accidental” splatterings.