Sarah Van Arsdale teaches creative writing at New York University. Her third novel, Grand Isle, will be published in spring, 2012, by SUNY Press; it was a finalist in the 2008 University of Michigan Novel Contest. Her second novel, Blue, won the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel and was published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2003, and her first novel, Toward Amnesia, was published by Riverhead Books in 1996.
Fall Bulb Planting
Flowers blooming in spring from bare little bulbs planted in the autumn is one of the great mir...