Her next novel, The View from Penthouse B, and a collection of essays, I Can't Complain, will be published next spring.
essays of Elia by Charles Lamb Perfection is the objective in the good essay.
I would be happy to see books of essays that have the benefit of multiple drafts and editors.
1590s, "short non-fiction literary composition" (first attested in writings of Francis Bacon, probably in imitation of Montaigne), from Middle French essai "trial, attempt, essay," from Late Latin exagium "a weighing, weight," from Latin exigere "test," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + agere (see act) apparently meaning here "to weigh." The suggestion is of unpolished writing.