Books Rivka Galchen Books by Rivka Galchen Rivka Galchen has written books about: Fiction Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Rivka Galchen Book Reviews 'Little Labors' Is No Small Feat May 19, 2016 Rivka Galchen's meditation on motherhood is wry, low-key and non-linear, inspired by the 11th-century Japanese classic The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon — and the sleep-deprived brains of new parents. Book Reviews Everyday Life Is a Rich Mine Of Absurdity In 'American Innovations' May 14, 2014 Rivka Galchen's new story collection mashes up Heidegger and Will Ferrell in an off-kilter marriage that critic Alan Cheuse says practically defines the notion of eccentricity — but delightfully so. Everyday Life Is a Rich Mine Of Absurdity In 'American Innovations' Listen· 2:45 2:45 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/312523709/312523710" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer '09 Independent Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads June 11, 2009 Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country. Independent Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads Listen· 7:19 7:19 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105172756/105241095" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Love And A 'Disturbed' Mind July 9, 2008 Rivka Galchen's debut novel opens on a psychologically dark and stormy night: "Last December a woman entered my apartment who looked exactly like my wife." Reviewer Barrie Hardymon says the emotionally devastating novel "hits like a thunderbolt."