The characters from Adjustments: a novel return for a sort of celebration in belated honor of the bicentenary of the death of John Keats.
Adjustments Excerpt: The Dinner Party
In this amusing excerpt from Will Willingham’s novel Adjustments, a man and his landlady invite dates for each other to a dinner party, and a ruckus ensues.
Ask Pearl: Creepy Thank You Notes, Journal Creepers & Not-At-All-Creepy Cashmere Socks
In her latest advice column, Dennison Gazette columnist Pearl Jenkins tackles thank you notes in the age of texting, journal snooping and buying yourself gifts at the holidays.
Adjustments Book Club: Homecomings
In the final installment of our book club discussion of Adjustments, Rick Maxson reflects on what makes a home, and what makes it possible for a person to come home again.
Adjustments Book Club: Messages Out of the Dark and Dancing in the Lights
In this week’s Adjustments book club, Rick Maxson reflects on what it means, in Archibald MacLeish’s words, to take the world, and on Will Phillips’ fumbling acceptance of his many selves.
Ask Pearl: Vamping Vapers, Organizing Stacks, Filling the Hollow Leg
Pearl Jenkins answers a new set of reader questions with advice on vaping, organizing, and filling a grandson’s hollow leg.
Adjustments Book Club: We Note Our Place With Book Markers
How does friendship play a role in identifying, and going on to meet, our needs? Explore the relationship between new friends Will and Joe in Rick Maxson’s first Adjustments Book Club installment.
Reader Come Home: “Adjustments”
Come learn the secrets of being a deep reader as we read ‘Adjustments,’ a very funny book about a man not unlike Keats. And share your October pages in our Reader, Come Home roundup.
Book Club Announcement: Adjustments by Will Willingham
The best books are those that invite us into a world we would never have thought to enter. Adjustments by Will Willingham is such a book and such a world. Join Richard Maxon for our latest book club discussion beginning Nov. 18.
Ask Pearl: The Advice Columnist You Didn’t Know You Needed
You don’t know it yet, but you need a little Pearl Jenkins in your life. In a brand new advice column, Adjustments character Pearl Jenkins offers up advice on everything from etiquette to dating.
Announcing: Adjustments—A Novel for Our Time
This is a novel for our time. Forget about how it will sometimes make you laugh more than you have in a while. Or make you love the characters and wish you could meet them at the corner store. Little by little, this story also unfolds a vision for how to navigate in a world where we can’t always resolve things, a vision for choosing life.
Adjuster Stories: Storytelling as an Intentional Act
When you wind up in one of those places that feels like it has the makings of a B horror movie, you might as well start telling the story right then. Will Willingham has an adjuster story reminding us of how storytelling can be a way of understanding.
Confessions of a Serial Novel Writer
Serial fiction presents unique challenges and opportunities for a fiction writer. Will Willingham looks at the process like trying to outrun a gravel truck.
The Heart’s Affections: On Loving Pearl Jenkins
In fiction, are characters there to make the plot happen, or does it work the other way around? Adjustments’ Pearl Jenkins gives us a clue.
Adjustments: The Series
Is it true that claim adjusters tell the best stories? Find out for yourself with our subscriber-only fiction series, Adjustments.
An Adjuster’s Letter to John Keats
An adjuster writes a letter to John Keats, hoping to understand mystery and negative capability in a world where truth matters less than what you can prove.