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This Is Where We Live: Short Stories by 25 Contemporary North Carolina Writers

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As readers across America know by now, North Carolina has produced a remarkable number of talented fiction writers in recent years. This anthology collects twenty-five short stories, all published within the past decade and a half, by some of the best of those writers.
"This Is Where We Live" showcases a rising generation of North Carolina authors whose work reflects the f
Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 2nd 2000 by University of North Carolina Press
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This is a short review since I didn’t finish the book.. North Carolina is blessed with a lot of good writers; at least that is stated in the introduction. Maybe I’m not much of a short story reader, as most of these tales didn’t really sink their hooks into me. I should go ahead and confess that I tend strongly toward more interest in non-fiction – especially History and Public Affairs – than fiction, and just don’t have time to read a lot of contemporary fiction (I have enjoyed James Thurber, J ...more
Jan 28, 2014 Anna rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This is a nice little collection. Honestly, there isn't anything life-changing in here, and the voices are oddly repetitive. There isn't a lot of variety, but maybe that's the point?

Some highlights include:

The Prophet from Jupiter
Missing Women
The Deer
The Woods at the Back of Our Houses
Piecework (my personal favorite)
Namedoris Powell
I am not a great short story reader. Some of these stories were okay. Some of them I wondered what they were all about. I read them mostly because they were written by southern authors, many living and teaching in North Carolina.
Yay for authors from North Carolina!
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