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Karen Heuler

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Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 70 literary and speculative journals and anthologies, from Alaska Quarterly Review to Weird Tales. She has won an O. Henry award, was short-listed for the Iowa Short Fiction award, nominated for Pushcart and Best American Short Story awards, and was a finalist for the Bellwether Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. The New York Times called her first collection, The Other Door, “haunting and quirky.” Her short-story collection, "The Inner City," was listed as one of Pubilshers Weekly's Best Books of 2013. Her previous novels, including The Soft Room and Journey to Bom Goody, introduce readers to a world of unexpected stories and choices, some of them clear and some of them tricky. Her upcoming no ...more


Average rating: 3.68 · 440 ratings · 93 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
The Inner City
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Soft Room
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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The Made-Up Man
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Glorious Plague
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Other Door: Stories
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1995
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Journey to Bom Goody
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Landscape, with Fish: Short...
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Ordinary: Short Story
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The Hair: Short Story
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Thick Water: Short Story
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The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly
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She's a good writer, but overdressed. Never write one pretty sentence when you can write five. So it got annoying. And the ending was rushed and problematic. Once upon a time, dear children, there were these things called editors...
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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel
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I loved the slow unraveling of the story. I loved how references to The Exorcist and other stories were met head-on; they are cultural currency. The blog, the interview, all of it kept a certain spiraling revelation going on. The "possessed" Marjorie
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When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord
"I'm reduced to one word descriptors. Lyrical, haunting, sexy, disturbing, dark, and oddly beautiful and dangerous. A smart and challenging anti-coming of age story that doesn't gloss over the damage we cause to ourselves and to who we love in the..." Read more of this review »
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When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord
When We Were Animals
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I found this fascinating. The premise was just strange enough to shed light on what does indeed happen to teenagers. How they deal with it, what they learn from it--harrowing. A tense story, beautifully done for the most part, though the last 50 page ...more
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The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
The Boston Girl
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Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks
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I didn't finish this simply because I'm writing a book that may hit on similar topics and I didn't want to be influenced or thrown off topic by seeing someone good cover it
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Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett
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only got half way through. What surprised me was that it was pretty simple-minded, no matter how complex he really was. Maybe his ghostwriter thought the reading level would be low. Or maybe he wrote it himself. Thought it was a pretty amazing topic ...more
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
" Don't think I've read it--unless it was before my Goodreads days, since I don't have it listed--but will put it somewhere on my list! "
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