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My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions by Tania Hershman
Apr.02.2012
My Mother Was an Upright Piano: Fictions builds on the strengths of Tania Hershman's first collection of short stories The White Road and Other Stories, which was commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers. Hershman's fiction is inspiring, thought-provoking and witty. Her...
Higher Math, the Book Moose Minnion Never Wrote
Feb.27.2010
A woman has an allergic reaction to Brazil nuts, so she's in a coma, and five editors find her manuscript and decide to publish it pre-posthumously because she's not actually dead yet. She has a lot of theories about how best to get along with people while disliking them intensely. For example, the...
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Sep.08.2009
How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical, always intensely soulful group of stories. Though they range from a doomed Irish setter's tales of running and jumping ("After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned") to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide and friendship ("...
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Aug.25.2009
Amazon.com Review Robert Olen Butler's last short story collection, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, was a keen, piercing book told largely in the voice of Vietnamese immigrants to America. To say that his new collection is a departure is an understatement: Butler has taken actual headlines...
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Aug.12.2009
A provocative short-story collection from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, Intercourse delightfully reveals what goes through a person's mind at a crucial moment - during sex. Smart, provocative, subtle, and erotic, each story is a many faceted gem. Butler dazzles and entertains as he...
Mar.19.2008
Recent pub.: 2008 winter - Agni – "A Friday Desdemona" (short story) online exclusive 2007&2009- Agni –  Pas de Deux, à Trois  (short story) & Troika for Lovers 2007 "But a Passage in Wilderness" (poetry book)--Sheep Meadow Press 2008-From the Fishouse- audio...