Jun, 23 2017 | no responses
“You girls are so lucky you get to be Stephanie’s helpers this summer,” our mothers said as they dropped us off that first day late in June. “Can you believe it? You girls are going to be working for the greatest tennis player in America.”
Jun, 19 2017 | no responses
November Storm, the debut story collection by Robert Oldshue, provides readers with nine intimate explorations of often haunted characters—a psychiatrist reliving a conversation that may have triggered a long-ago patient to kill his wife, a girl exploring her great-uncle’s prisoner-of-war history for her bat mitzvah project, a young kid accounting for the disappearance of his neighbor’s cat.
Jun, 08 2017 | no responses
Healthcare figures prominently in many of the stories: there’s a children’s hospital, a kidney chain, a fetal surgeon, and a boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, among others from the world of illness and treatment.
Monsters in Appalachia
Jun, 06 2017 | no responses
Monks’s Appalachia is a place of miners laboring in impossibly dangerous conditions, poor women with drunken husbands, greed, exploitation, and desperate love.
A Fugitive in Walden Woods
May, 22 2017 | no responses
Ventriloquizing historical figures is always tricky, but Lock does it with just the right mix of reverence, humanity, and skepticism.
A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales
May, 08 2017 | no responses
Readers should be aware that, while Emmons’s work has a beautiful complexity, it is also challenging.