Jodi Daynard

About me

Jodi Daynard’s most recent publication is The Midwife’s Revolt, which Publishers Weekly has called “a charming, unexpected, and decidedly different take on the Revolutionary War.” Her stories and essays have been widely published (New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Agni, Other Voices, Fiction, Harvard Review, New England Review) and nominated for a number of prices, including the Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays. She has taught writing at Harvard University, M.I.T., and Emerson College.

From my website

Book Club Questions for Our Own Country

A reader recently asked for these, so here they are! I may think of some more later and add them. Stay tuned. Twelve Book Club Questions for Our Own Country 1. How does the fact that Johnny is half-black affect your feelings about Eliza and Johnny‚Äôs relationship? 2. What is…

Marcus Stewart to Narrate A More Perfect Union

So excited learn that Jamaican-born actor Marcus Stewart will be narrating A More Perfect Union. It should be a treat!

Are my characters too modern? A (partial) answer.

I’ve had a number of reviews lately that declare my first novel, The Midwife’s Revolt, to be too modern in its psychology. These reviews assert that women simply didn’t think in the way I portray them to think. They weren’t as bold, or as accepting, as they are today. One…

 
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