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Feb.28.2008
"What Beattie did for urbanites, Cheever and Updike for suburbanites, a younger generationOmstead, Abbott, Cullen, and now Benedictis doing for the rural population. Only 22 and recipient of the 1986 Nelson Algren Award, Benedict has published stories in the Chicago Tribune and Ontario Review...