Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2018


Groff, Huebert, Moore, Smith and Thien Short Stories in July, August and September Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. Over the summer, I've chatted about some of these at length. In particular, Madeleine Thien's

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 20182018-11-21T12:48:47-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Winter 2014


An excess of short stories in the later part of this year has led to a decision to return to the habit of more often devoting entire posts to collections rather than covering a variety in a single pass (last seen in Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2014) Algonquin Books, 2014

Quarterly Stories: Winter 20142017-07-24T15:11:57-05:00

May 2014, In My Bookbag


Are you still there? If so, many thanks. It’s been quiet around here; I realized that my database had tripled its allotted storage and was refusing to hold even one more byte sometime in March, and the oh-so-smart-coder-types have only recently gotten things back in working order. Many thanks to

May 2014, In My Bookbag2014-05-22T10:42:20-05:00

“The Warm Fuzzies” Chris Adrian


Chris Adrian "The Warm Fuzzies" The New Yorker Fiction: 20 Under 40 September 27, 2010 issue Why You Might Choose to Not Read this Post: 1. You don't care for short stories; 2. You think The New Yorker is all pretentious-ish-ness; 3. Anything with the word Fuzzies in it can't

“The Warm Fuzzies” Chris Adrian2014-03-09T19:38:50-05:00

“Birdsong” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie "Birdsong" The New Yorker Fiction: 20 Under 40 September 20, 2010 issue "She was not merely resting her eyes on the car next to hers, as people often do in Lagos traffic; she was looking at me." It's this look which occasions Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story "Birdsong";

“Birdsong” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie2014-03-09T19:34:26-05:00
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