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Steve Himmer is the author of the novels The Bee-Loud Glade, Fram, and Scratch (coming 2016). His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Millions, Ploughshares online, Post Road, Los Angeles Review, Hobart, and other anthologies and journals. He edits the webjournal Necessary Fiction teaches at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. ...more


Average rating: 3.91 · 447 ratings · 114 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
The Bee-Loud Glade
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Fram
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“Authors are writing from a networked world and seeing life through that lens whether they allow it to their characters or not. So why not embrace it? Why not make it matter, because it already does however much we doth protest?”

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“If I've learned anything at all from the river it's to let jarring events come and go, that such tiny disruptions have no more weight in the world than fallen leaves on the water. A few ripples, a barely audible splash, and the surface soon returns to order. To swim toward each intrusion, to fish out a leaf and to sling it ashore, only prolongs the disturbance.”
Steve Himmer, The Bee-Loud Glade

“There had been vague threats and seductive hands and nachos and beer, but Oscar hadn't noticed an offer, per se.”
Steve Himmer, Fram

“How can you make sense of a place if it won't hold still to be counted and even its colors aren't fast? Their job was to imagine, never to know. The truth, as generations of directors had reminded their charges, would only get in the way.”
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“This progressive effacement of human relationships is not without certain problems for the novel. How, in point of fact, would one handle the narration of those unbridled passions, stretching over many years, and at times making their effect felt on several generations? We’re a long way from Wuthering Heights, to say the least. The novel form is not conceived for depicting indifference or nothingness; a flatter, more terse, and dreary discourse would need to be invented.”
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Kathy Hi Steve, thanks for adding "A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness" to your to-read list!

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Kathy


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