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 of fiction, most recently Better Food for a Better World: A Novel (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2013). Her stories and essays have appeared in such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly, STORY, Allure, Kenyon Review, Good Housekeeping, and The Georgia Review—for which she served as a regular reviewer of new short-story collections from 1993-2001. McGraw currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins.