Exclusionary Principles (on The Point by Charles D’Ambrosio; Blue Spruce by David Long; Kneeling on Rice by Elizabeth Denton; and Open Secrets by Alice Munro)

Erin McGraw is the author of six books, most recently the novel Better Food for a Better World (Slant Books, 2013). Her stories and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Atlantic, STORY, the Southern Review, Allure, and other magazines and journals. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins.