“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.”
“Mariah K. Young is a new author of great promise. And Masha’allah and Other Stories is a collection worthy of broad notice.”
This book is exactly what it appears to be: A collection of horse stories written by a Who’s Who of literary stars over the past century.
“Dr. Learst’s rapid-fire collection demands we not look away from the horrors of war but stare long and hard into the carnage.”
“Some books are great, and this is one of them.”
“Safe as Houses, [is] a collection of short stories making reading a truly healing and memorable experience.”
“. . . a writer to be admired and enjoyed. . . . But those searching for a compelling plotline played out by psychologically complex characters best look elsewhere.”
“Steve Stern masterfully creates different voices and narrators, employing colorful and descriptive language and humor.”
“What’s a poor reader to do but laugh?”
“. . . quite an achievement.”
“This collection establishes Ms. Sigler as a leading chronicler of America’s smoldering Rust Belt underbelly. It is a pleasure to recommend this book.”
“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. . . .
“This petite anthology will have the most seasoned of fashionable folks blushing—especially when one of the fables’ morals hits home in the most uncomfortable and revelatory ways.”
“As with any anthology, the true strength of this book is the quality of the stories themselves.
“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
“The best stories in The Cocaine Chronicles—including those of Mr. West, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Revoyr—are equal to the best fiction being written today.”
“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