Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “What Keeps Me Here: Stories” as Want to Read:
What Keeps Me Here: Stories
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

What Keeps Me Here: Stories

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In this collection of poems, Beown's prose moves from stark realism to the wavering surrealism of fairy tales or dreams as she tells of a woman who is transformed from being a creator of paintings to a creation of her paintings; the effect of a forgotten past on a pair of lovers; or the effort to repair the physical damage of a faded relationship.
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published February 9th 2000 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published August 8th 1996)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about What Keeps Me Here, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about What Keeps Me Here

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 147)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Aug 08, 2010 tee rated it it was amazing
Woah. I've read quite a few collections of short stories by various authors lately and each has been so unique but this one undubitably so. Brown writes surreal horror in stories such as "The Princess and the Pea", and "What Keeps Me Here" which were incredibly unsettling considering the brevity of words and the lack of flowery prose or description.

My two favourite, "Faith" and "The Relationship" were less surreal, but still haunting. Her sentences are stripped down and cold and the stories lin
Dec 04, 2015 Susan rated it liked it
This is an interesting collection of short stories. I liked "Bread" and "The Enchantment" the most.
Several of the stories were very distributing.
Feb 16, 2013 Renee rated it it was ok
Confusing . . . Don't think I get it . . . frightening . . .would not recommend .
Aug 15, 2009 Britton is currently reading it
signed copy. i want to marry rebecca brown.
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2016
Mark rated it it was ok
Sep 21, 2016
Kaitlin Putney
Kaitlin Putney marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2016
Kylie McLaughlin
Kylie McLaughlin marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2016
Christa rated it liked it
Jun 09, 2016
Lea marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2016
Ana marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2016
Tricia Yost
Tricia Yost rated it really liked it
Feb 21, 2016
Sarah S
Sarah S marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2016
Donna Schwender
Donna Schwender rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2016
Beth Riemenschneider
Beth Riemenschneider marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2015
Aric Wheeler
Aric Wheeler is currently reading it
Oct 22, 2015
Zheph marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2015
Briseizz Pachuau
Briseizz Pachuau marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2015
Shai marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2015
Edgar rated it it was amazing
Jun 20, 2015
Andrea marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2015
tee rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2015
Emilia rated it liked it
Dec 18, 2014
Tim Jones-yelvington
Tim Jones-yelvington marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2014
Deven Grace
Deven Grace marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2014
Michelle rated it really liked it
Oct 20, 2014
Fiona rated it it was amazing
Dec 16, 2014
Ace Moore
Ace Moore rated it liked it
Sep 27, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Rebecca Brown’s diverse oeuvre contains collections of essays and short stories, a fictionalized autobiography, a modern bestiary, a memoir in the guise of a medical dictionary, a libretto for a dance opera, a play, and various kinds of fantasy.
More about Rebecca Brown...

Share This Book

“A friend understands what you’re going through enough and can help you through it. A best friend Understands what you’re going through too much and ,frankly, it’s giving them a headache.” 3 likes
More quotes…