Grace Lapointe

Grace Lapointe’s fiction has been published in Kaleidoscope, Deaf Poets Society, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. Her essays have appeared in Wordgathering, Grub Street’s Why I Write series, The Body is not an Apology, and on Monstering’s blog. A poem was recently published in Wordgathering. Her stories and essays—including ones that she wrote as a college student—have been taught and cited in college courses and books. More of her work is at and

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How Freud’s “The Uncanny” Explained My Childhood Fears

One reader on how Freud's explanation of "The Uncanny" helped her understand her own fears.

8 Gripping Books about Hurricanes

What an Unlikeable Character Taught Me About Ethics and Writing

On how Briony Tallis, the egocentric protagonist of Ian McEwan’s ATONEMENT, offered insight on all the wrong ways to tell a story.

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Pick up these books to expand your knowledge of the Holocaust and its heroes who resisted and fought against the Nazi regime at great risk.

SUCH A PRETTY GIRL is a Necessary, Compelling Memoir

On Nadina LaSpina’s SUCH A PRETTY GIRL, a new memoir about being disabled in Sicily and New York from the 50s onward.

How Thomas Hardy Helped Me Process Trauma

A reader on discovering TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES while processing sexual assault, and how reading the book became a cathartic, relatable experience.

Why the GAME OF THRONES Finale was Frustrating for Disabled Fans

"Especially with a cultural juggernaut like Game of Thrones, the depiction of marginalized people can impact our treatment in the real world."

CATCH-22 on Hulu is a Compelling, Emotional Adaptation

What’s in a Title?

Taking a look at book titles: what they imply about the book, how they affect reader experiences, and some not-so-great original titles of famous works.

The Detail That Most CAT PERSON Discussions Missed

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