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Glass Grapes: and Other Stories

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Glass Grapes and Other Stories is the first full-length collection of short stories by distinguished poet and fiction writer Martha Ronk. Ronk’s work has garnered critical accolades and numerous awards, including, most recently, a 2005 PEN USA Award in poetry, a 2007 NEA Fellowship, and a 2007 National Poetry Series Award. Glass Grapes is a collection of short, experimenta ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by BOA Editions Ltd.
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Amari
Oct 27, 2011 Amari rated it really liked it
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Effective, with a wonderful voice. Perhaps too effective. I felt that the five or six stories I read all had a similar, vaguely sick voice which took me too far into a world that I don't want to be part of at this time... Well-constructed, very worthwhile, and just not for me right now. Everything made me feel grayish-brown, stale smoky and hung over, as though the air of life was clouded up with the stench of bad wine and meaningless affairs.
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Nov 19, 2008 Heather Shaw rated it it was amazing
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At the ForeWord Book Club this week, Peter Conners, editor at BOA Editions, introduces Martha Ronk's debut short story collection. The title story is available for download all week.

In one of my early editorial correspondences with Martha Ronk, she said of Glass Grapes and Other Stories (978-1-934414-13-4): "The main thrust behind the book was to create pieces in which objects rather than psychology had the major impact on characters and decisions. I wanted the physical world to throw about its
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Dhartridge
Feb 14, 2011 Dhartridge rated it it was ok
Beautifully written short stories, but not characters one can warm to. Her detached voice describes alienation well,not my favorite topic.
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