Yael Goldstein Love (born 1978) is a novelist, editor and book critic.[1] She is also co-founder and editorial director of the literary studio Plympton.[2]

Goldstein Love's first novel was The Passion of Tasha Darsky, originally titled Overture (Doubleday, 2007),[3][4] about the contentious relationship between mother and daughter musicians. Her mother is the novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein, which caused speculation about whether the novel was autobiographical.[5] In response, Goldstein Love said, “Interestingly, my mother’s relationship with me is nothing like this. First of all, Tasha is nothing like my mother. She’s this incredibly ambitious, incredibly driven woman. My mother’s ambitious, but not like that."[5][6]

Goldstein Love graduated from Harvard College with a degree in philosophy.[7] Her father is the mathematical physicist Sheldon Goldstein. Her stepfather is Steven Pinker, the linguist and evolutionary psychologist.

In 2011, Goldstein Love and fellow writer Jennifer 8. Lee founded a literary studio named Plympton, Inc.[2] The studio focuses on publishing serialized fiction for digital platforms.[8] Its first series launched in September 2012 as part of the Kindle Serials program.[9] It also launched the app Rooster, a mobile reading service for iOS7, in March 2014.[10][11]


  1. ^ Yael Goldstein Love, Special to The Chronicle (2011-03-13). "'The Tiger's Wife,' by Téa Obreht: review". Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Our Team | Plympton". Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Hogan, Ron (May 19, 2008). "Love Changes Everything: Paperback Comes With New Title, New Author, New Opening". Mediabistro. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  4. ^ "Boston Book Club: The Passion of Tasha Darsky | Boston Daily". Blogs.bostonmagazine.com. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  5. ^ a b Cohen, Mirian (January 2007). "Mothers, Daughters, and the Word: Talking with Yael Goldstein". Zeek. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  6. ^ "Accompanied by strings - Page 2 - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2007-01-14. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  7. ^ Goldstein, Yael (2008-06-30). "Yael Goldstein". Jewcy.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  8. ^ Denison, D.C. (September 8, 2012). "Boston literary start-up lands Amazon deal". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Bosman, Julie (September 30, 2012). "E-Books Expand Their Potential With Serialized Fiction". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  10. ^ McMurtrie, John (March 12, 2014). "S.F. company launches Rooster, a new mobile reading service". SFGate. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rooster".