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 (Slant Books, 2013). She is professor emeritus at the Ohio State University and lives with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins, in Tennessee.