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Varieties of Disturbance by Lydia Davis
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May 03, 2008

it was amazing
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Read in May, 2008

Lydia Davis is a master short story writer. Most of the pieces in this book are a few pages long, or shorter; several "stories" are only one sentence long, and beautiful. Read a story like "Example of the Continuing Past Tense in a Hotel Room," or "Burning Family Members," and you'll be hooked. I laughed out loud many times while reading the brilliant "We Miss You: A Study of Get-Well Letters from a Class of Fourth Graders." Highly recommended.

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