Short Stories

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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

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“that is exactly what Daniel Woodrell is: a storyteller, first and foremost.

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“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.

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“Joan Connor loves words. . . . The cover of this book fails to suggest the riches within.”

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“There is no doubt that Greg Hrbek deserves the literary honors cited in the bio on the book’s back cover. Nonetheless, Destroy All Monsters is uneven. At times, Mr.

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“. . . a story about storytelling can be about both what’s true and what ought to be true. Mr.

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“The 20 short stories in this collection cover widely varying themes with uniformly excellent skill. . . . Highly recommended.”

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Lowestoft is a city on the east coast of England most noted for its production of fine porcelain in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Once upon a time, there was a wild, wild West—a fantastic place full of heroic cowboys, dastardly Indians, damsels in distress, and guns galore.

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In the uniquely unsettling, almost disorienting mimesis that shapes the towered Metropolis of Deborah Eisenberg’s short stories, the reader finds himself more than once at a disadvantage.

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There is a sinister world just veiled beneath the world we see every day . . . at least that’s how it seems in the world where Mark Samuels’ short stories reside.

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A father hits his wife while grieving the loss of his son. Overcome with guilt, he wanders for days in the woods and nearly dies.

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Crime fiction has been dominated for the last couple of years, it would seem, by a host of excellent Scandinavian writers from Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø and the American in-exile, Ja

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Frequently, in reference to short fiction, “the well-crafted story” can be a sort of damning praise.

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I’m always a little uncomfortable with the incongruity between the terms Irish writer and Irish Writer—between the caricature of the first and the cynicism of the second.

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In Florida Gothic Stories, Vicki Hendricks has crafted some near-perfect gems of noir—taking noir’s twisty characters and plots and twisting them even further in imaginative and surprising

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 What child does not wonder what he or she will grow up to become? Dreams to Grow On will inspire as a young girl daydreams of what she will one day be.

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Award-winning author Aryn Kyle has created a intriguing and mesmerizing work in her latest literary accomplishment, a captivating short story collection: Boys and Girls Like You and Me.

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Horse, Flower, Bird is a most unusual book.

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