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  • Books: Pot-smoking antihero proves cathartic for her creator

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Twenty-nine-year-old Dahlia Finger, the antihero of Elisa Albert's debut novel, "The Book of Dahlia," has an inoperable brain tumor and an attitude.

    Before her diagnosis, Dahlia spent her days smoking pot, watching cheesy movies and eating toaster pastries in the Venice, Calif.,...

  • Irreverent Stories You Haven’t Heard

    By Amy Klein

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "All your stories are the same," a British girl in an MFA creative writing program tells the Jewish students in one of the short stories in Elisa Albert's new collection, "How This Night Is Different" (Free Press, $18). "I just feel like I read the same stories over and over again...