RaveThe Boston GlobeThe Opposite of Loneliness is a record of that time better spent. The book of nine short stories and nine essays takes its title from Keegan’s last essay to appear in the Yale Daily News... This book is not a posthumous vanity project; Keegan’s writing is intimidatingly good ... Keegan’s storytelling is so strong that the reader quickly becomes invested in the characters’ struggles, forgetting about their author’s life and death ... A keen observer of the human condition, of herself, and of her generation, she uses the vernacular... Through these stories and essays readers can feel the powerful reverberations of Keegan’s singular voice.
PositiveThe Boston Globe...[an] off-kilter, witty send-up of life in Seattle ... it feels as though we are along for the ride with a slightly unhinged narrator at the helm. But despite its modest set-up, her journey feels revelatory because the language is steeped in metaphor, and the characters approach the feel of allegory ... Today Will Be Different is nothing short of a masterpiece, but best of all, it’s satisfying to read something that seems to have been so much fun to write.