Alice Mattison

Alice Mattison’s most recent novel, Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn, was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award. She is the author of three previous novels, four collections of stories, and one collection of poetry. She teaches fiction in the Bennington Writing Seminars, and lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Vandercook

When Molly and I had been married for thirteen years—splendid Molly, difficult Molly—she took over Conte’s Printing, a New Haven business my grandfather had started in the thirties. My father ran it when I was a child, and I spent…