“Elegantly written, with poise and control, each of the stories presented in this collection beg to be pondered with great care.
“Karate Chop displays an admirable willingness to take on difficult stories, and Dorthe Nors tells these difficult stories very well.”
“Leaving the Sea is recommended to serious readers . . .”
The Christmas Cookie Collection is a compilation of four short stories by Ms. Wilde, three previously published.
“. . . an exceptionally well-written, engaging, unified collection.”
“. . . the proceeds of the purchase will go to a good cause.”
“Ben Katchor easily qualifies as an equal opportunity satirist.”
“This is the work of a skilled storyteller—a writer in control of her craft.”
“Tenth of December shows the writer in excellent form . . . impressive.”
“Steve Stern masterfully creates different voices and narrators, employing colorful and descriptive language and humor.”
“What’s a poor reader to do but laugh?”
“Surely there will be other and better works from Ms. Bergman in the future, when her author’s eye is attracted to wider fields of vision.
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“If you like writing that is so spare it glows of compressed energy and stories that often turn out to be combustible then your next visit to the bookstore should be for a Guilt tr
“. . . that the author takes this niche subject and makes from it a tale with universal appeal is proof that Lysley Tenorio is a major new literary talent. . . .
“Even if you are not a regular reader of fantasy fiction, you may well enjoy this collection. Mr. Powers is a talented writer.
“Other authors may struggle writing from a first-person or third-person point of view and opt to only write in one viewpoint all the time, but Dagoberto Gilb handles writing in either viewp
“Surely in the past three decades we have moved beyond merely the inclusion of Speedos and horny waiters and The Pines in order for something to be considered ‘gay fiction.’ . . .
“‘Aren’t human beings awful, aren’t they absurd?’ one woman observes. ‘The things one catches oneself out in!’ Unfortunately, one wishes at times while reading these stories that Ms.
Something is not right in Tel Ilan, the fictional Israeli village set in the Manasseh Hills (probably in the general vicinity of Rishon L’Tzion) in which the first seven of the eight stories in
“that is exactly what Daniel Woodrell is: a storyteller, first and foremost.
“So I will say it in simple language: Buy this book. Read this book. It is masterful. It is one of the best short story collections published this year.
“Joan Connor loves words. . . . The cover of this book fails to suggest the riches within.”