At the heart of this collection is the search for the shared sense of humanity and compassion that fiction provides us. These essays remind us that stories give us a way to connect rather than to escape.
Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland Edited by Jane Satterfield and Laurie Kruk Demeter Press, 2016 282 pages, $34.95 978-1772580242 While there have been a variety of published and quality anthologies […]
In this collection, the idea returned to most is our need to make loss feel significant and to keep it so.
As anyone who reads Simpson’s memoir will discover, its pages aren’t filled with sharp-tongued lessons on using English words correctly. Instead, they’re printed with personal and engaging stories that not only entertain readers but cleverly inform them, as well.
Blue Field by Elise Levine Biblioasis, 2016 200 Pages, $14.95 978-1771961516 Elise Levine’s Blue Field starts slow, setting up its characters and their relationships carefully, like dominoes to be […]
I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell 164 pages Coffee House Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-1566894531 When Chloe Caldwell was writing her third book, I’ll Tell You in Person, […]
She Named Him Michael by Heather Rounds Ink Press Productions, 2017 69 Pages, $13.00 http://www.inkpressproductions.com/_p/prd1/4617196321/product/she-named-him-michael-pre-sale She Named Him Michael by Heather Rounds, starts out with a small family who […]
Behind the Moon By Madison Smartt Bell 280 Pages City Lights Books, 2017 ISBN: 978-0-87286-736-9 Madison Smartt Bell, a past finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner […]
Deer Michigan by Jack C. Buck 98 Pages Truth Serum Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-1925536256 Deer Michigan by Jack Buck is a collection of flash fiction that draws its […]
Massive Cleansing Fire by Dave Houlsey 120 Pages Outpost 19 (2017) ISBN: 978-1944853143 Like most short story collections, there is a thematic through line that runs through Dave Housley’s stories […]