Telling Lives (on The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff; You’re So Beautiful by Eileen FitzGerald; The Worldwide Church of the Handicapped by Marie Sheppard Williams; and After Rain by William Trevor)

Erin McGraw is the author of six books of fiction, most recently Better Food for a Better World (Slant Books, 2013). She is professor emeritus at the Ohio State University and lives with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins, in Tennessee.