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Arkansas: Three Novellas
3.70
This is the first thing of David's I've read: I'd known him for two years before I decided to read anything of his. These three novellas take his best ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 26, 2010
 
Piranha to Scurfy: And Other Stories
3.70
I'm on the fence between Liking and Really Liking this. On the one hand, Rendell is an excellent writer, clearly a lover of words and well-crafted sen ...more
May 2011
May 13, 2011
 
The Cost of Living: Early and Uncollected Stories
4.09
Jhumpa Lahiri's introduction is excellent: I'd never heard of Gallant before reading this, and Lahiri succintly convinced me of Gallant's importance.

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Apr 2011
May 13, 2011
 
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006
3.92
Putting that Miranda July screenplay next to the Iraq Constitution (attributed to no author or group of authors, strangely) makes the book seem pretty ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 14, 2010
 
Pastoralia
4.12
I can see how Saunders is a little too mean to his characters, and I can see how a lot of these stories are maybe too similar, but I loved every one o ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 08, 2008
 
Tell Me 30 Stories
4.01
The novels are better, I think, but there are some really awesome stories in here.
Apr 2011
Apr 20, 2011
 
You Are Not a Stranger Here
3.92
These stories are gruesome and tender in a really hard-to-define way. My favorites, like "Notes for My Biographer," stretch reality and mess around wi ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 13, 2008
 
No One Belongs Here More Than You
3.81
I think she (July) indulged a little too much in the whimsy of a couple of stories (namely the kitchen-swimming-lessons one) to a degree where I had t ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 17, 2008
 
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
3.87
Superb. Best book of short stories by a contemporary writer.
Nov 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Birds of America
4.12
None
Jun 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
The Expendables: Stories
3.87
None
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Jun 17, 2008
 
The House on Mango Street
3.51
None
Sep 2005
Apr 22, 2008
 
Barrel Fever
3.78
None
Dec 2004
Dec 04, 2008
 
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
3.24
None
Apr 2008
Apr 22, 2008
 
Dear Mr. President
3.56
None
May 2007
Mar 17, 2008
 
A Good Man Is Hard to Find And Other Stories
4.26
None
Jun 2006
Feb 17, 2008
 
Ideas of Heaven
3.80
None
Oct 2006
Feb 16, 2008
 
The Collected Stories
4.26
None
Mar 2011
Apr 20, 2011
 
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
4.32
None
May 2006
Feb 16, 2008
 
Close Range
3.99
None
Feb 2008
Feb 16, 2008
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
4.27
None
Sep 2006
Feb 15, 2008
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