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Almost Famous Women, Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of two short story collections, Birds of a Lesser Paradise (2012) and the forthcoming Almost Famous Women, which I had the chance to read early. Each of the stories in her new collection takes...
 
 
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Review: Wild Child by T.C. Boyle

Each story in Wild Child by T.C. Boyle is assured, in-your-face, and perfectly executed; he is a master of the genre. The stories are so deep and insightful that I could imagine any one of them being extended into a full-length...
 
 
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Review: Unforgettable by Paulette Alden

Miriam Batson, the protagonist of these nine short stories, first appeared in Paulette Alden’s previous collection, Feeding the Eagles (1988). Like Alden herself, Miriam is a writer and sometime college professor based in Minne...

 
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Summer Reading: Short Stories for Busy Readers

The words “summer” and “reading” are essentially the two greatest words in the English language to most of us. When we put them together, we probably think of the beach or a cozy corner somewhere. We imagine gigantic book cover...
 
 
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Review: Snow in May by Kseniya Melnik

Kseniya Melnik grew up in Magadan, Russia but moved to Alaska at age 15. In her debut short story collection, Snow in May, she reflects on the past half-century of Russian history through the experiences of ordinary people copi...

 
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Sneaky Book Cats: A List of Great Literary Cats

Great literary cats abound. Here are some of our favorites: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll While this classic tale gives readers a glimpse of a dreamlike land where everything is nonsense and Alice̵...
 
 
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Review: The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons

The eight contemporary stories in The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons alternate first- and third-person perspectives, exploring the variety of the modern experience but returning to common themes of revenge, relationship failure,...
 
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Where to Start With a New Author?

Picking up a book by an author you’ve never encountered before can be a bit daunting. As a fresh reader you face, all over again, the challenges of adjusting to a new voice, style, and subject matter (or at least, variations on...

 
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How to Impress a Girl at a Cocktail Party: a Suggested Reading List

The literary approach to making conversation is to connect what you have read to something the person might be interested in. Steer away from obscure or overly academic works, favoring popular culture references. Indicating tha...
 
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Ready or Not by: R. A. Long

Ready or Not by: R. A. Long 52… 53… 76… Niner… 100!  The call finally came and not a moment too soon.  Kale’s head rested upon his forearm which was supported by the gargantuan pine whose moss stuck to the exposed area of his l...