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December 2020

Like Love long-listed for the PEN America Diamondstein-Spielvogel Award

Judged by Sandra Cisneros, John D'Agata, & Adam Gopnik
 

November 2020

Tom Montgomery-Fate reviews Like Love for Brevity .

"All good essays and memoirs must answer the question--What is love?--to some degree. But most readers are not looking for a new definition or explanation of love. Rather, what we want, is an artful invitation into the writer's experience, so that we might find a bit of our story in theirs.

"And that is what readers will find in Like Love, largely due to Morano's raw honesty about her struggles to love a variety of men, her parents, and even her newborn son." 

November 2020

Marion Winik Reviews Like Love for WYPR​.

The main thing about Morano is the way she effortlessly sweeps you into her experience of the world.
 

October 2020

LitHub shares excerpt from Like Love: "Whoever Said Platonic Love Can't Be Sexy (Hint: Not Plato)"

"Love is the in-between, the back-and-forth, the translator, the ferryman. Love is the fulcrum on which the teeter-totter rests, the enabler of stomach-churning, mind-spinning excitement, as well as the excitement itself, as well as the ever-present danger of falling to the ground. Must we expect it to be moral, too?" 

October 2020

Another Chicago Magazine shares excerpt from Like Love.

"I don’t mean that I loved him. Love needs time, much longer than a month, to take root and grow. But being in love, that early, dangerous stage of mild obsession, can happen quickly and intensely, without one’s consent or control."
 

August 2020

Kirkus Reviews Gives Like Love STARRED REVIEW.

"A sharp eye, brave intellect, and satisfying writing make this worth a look even for those who don’t usually read essays."

July 2020

Booklist Recommends Like Love.

“Haunting….Every piece reads like a conversation between close friends, sharing their greatest moments of vulnerability and their brightest memories of softness.… Morano’s work is proof that a life spent in love is monumental, worth entire books, worth everything.” 

September 2019

BookPage Review of Like Love.

"Morano makes clear that even though we are all complicit in love and its ensuing chaos, our only obligation is to experience it."

September 2019

Hypertext Magazine Interview

"With every one of these essays, there was something in it where during the writing I could feel my shoulders starting to creep up towards my ears. Whenever that happens I know I’m onto something and I have to go further."