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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In Which Brief Stories Are Told presents a collage of moments in the lives of average people-car salesmen and motel maids, mothers and fathers, neighbors and professional colleagues-with small-town northern Michigan as a backdrop. Author Phillip Sterling invites readers to share his characters' small tragedies and victories in fifteen deceptively simple, intimate stories. ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Wayne State University Press (first published March 2011)
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Annamaria Herrera
Reading this collection of short stories briefly wrapped me in the many Michigan seasons I have enjoyed. The author's intimate knowledge of the landscape and its people lends a distinct quality to the stories. I enjoyed the open-endedness of the stories, many of which carried the melancholy tone of overcast spring days and fall drizzles but left the possibility of the hope and wonder of a warm glimpse of sunshine and a robin's song.
Kent District Library
“This Local Indie favorite, part of the Made in Michigan Writers Series, presents a collage of moments in the lives of average people with small-town northern Michigan as a backdrop. Author Phillip Sterling invites readers to share his characters’ small tragedies and victories in fifteen deceptively simple, intimate stories.”
—Mark at KDL’s Krause Memorial branch
Shannon Vanderhyde
Very bleak, but well written and interesting.
Ann Lynch
I liked it. Read it because it was written by a Michigan author and it was about Michigan characters.
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