Books by Maribeth Fischer

Maribeth Fischer is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Smartt Family Prize. She has taught creative writing and English as a second language in Baltimore. Her essays have appeared in Best American Essays, The Iowa Review, The Yale Review, and The P

THE LIFE YOU LONGED FOR by Maribeth Fischer
Released: March 6, 2007

"A dying child is the stuff of true tragedy, and indeed there is much crying, but the many discussions and deconstructions of grief somehow negate its impact."
A sad story about a dying child and an accused mother that too often veers into sentimentality. Read full book review >
THE LANGUAGE OF GOOD-BYE by Maribeth Fischer
Released: April 1, 2001

"Well-intentioned, but far too strained to bring out the hankies."
A carefully plotted first novel self-consciously details the long reach of the past as foreign students struggle to forget what they have left behind, and their teacher, already married, falls in love with a married man. Read full book review >