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Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy
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Sep 26, 2010

it was amazing
Read in September, 2010

These stories are gems-- I liked how they explore the middle feelings of our existence. Nothing is clear cut; instead we're presented with characters who are on the fence about something. And so these feel both true to life and, because of the writer's skill, extraordinary.

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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Michael Silverblatt on the radio program Bookworm interviewed Maile Meloy a week or so ago. Very interesting interview. You can download the podcast if you are interested. (KCRW)

Erin Malone Thanks, Jessica! I'll listen to it.

Erin Malone Hi again, I listened, and while I liked his insights, I was irritated by how much of the stories he gave away! That said, I think the interview brings up good reminders for writers, such as how things should be "unexpected but also true."

message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Silverblatt does talk quite a bit. That said, his show is where I get a good deal of my direction about what to read next, and that kind of thing. Not having read this book yet, though, I hadn't realized he had given so much away. Sigh.....

Erin Malone Don't skip it because of that, though! It's a very good read.

message 7: by Jessica (new)

Jessica NO, I won't. I'm definitely going to read it. Thanks!

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