Susan Stinson
  • Northampton, MA
  • United States
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Susan Stinson is the author of four books, most recently Venus of Chalk, a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her novel-in-progress, Spider in a Tree, is about the 18th century Calvinist theologian Jonathan Edwards, who preached in Northampton, MA, where she lives. An excerpt is forthcoming in The Journal of Early American Studies. She can be found online at and

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Praise for my forthcoming novel from Alison Bechdel

SPIDER IN A TREE is a revelation. Susan Stinson has wrought something wondrous in this book about the spiritual tribulations of a community of New England Calvinists. She brings their world to pulsing, sensuous life, entering as intimately into the mind of Jonathan Edwards, the original fire and brimstone preacher, as she does into the mind of Leah, who worked as his slave. Like Edwards, Stinson reads the natural world as well as Scripture, searching for meaning. But instead of the portents…


Posted on February 24, 2013 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Book Swap with Bob Flaherty and me monthly on WHMP

I talk fiction with novelist and broadcaster Bob Flaherty once a month at 8:09 am on WHMP 1400 AM.  Here's a link to a podcasts of a few of the shows, in which we talk about novelists Henry James, John O'Hara and Sally Bellerose.

Tune in next Monday, December 3 at 8:09 am…


Posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:59pm

The Lavender Review

Three excerpts from my novel MARTHA MOODY are up in the Fairy Tale issue of the online literary journal The Lavender Review.

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 9:29pm

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