Monday, July 12, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Crouch teaches creative writing at Dartmouth, though she formerly lived in the Bay Area and taught at San Francisco State. She spent the first part of the Trump administration in Namibia (joining her husband, writer Peter Orner, on his Fulbright, like the Amanda Evans character in “Embassy Wife”). Previous novels (“Girls in Trucks,” “Men and Dogs”) earned acclaim for the same deft, sly voice heard here. Because once you’ve earned your stripes, it’s usually best to keep them.