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Sara Batkie

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Sara Batkie is the author of the story collection Better Times, which won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Prize and is now available from University of Nebraska Press. She received her MFA from New York University. Stories of hers have been published in various journals, honored with a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and twice been cited as notable stories in the Best American Short Stories series. She was born in Bellevue, Washington and grew up mostly in Iowa, but currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Better Times

4.16 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Honestly not sure I would have powered through this without being in lockdown. It's dense and long and nearly impossible to keep track of who everyone is and what they stand for. Still it's an immense accomplishment and a worthy finale to Mantel's tr ...more
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
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Like a ghost story told from the POV of the ghosts. As classic as "The Lottery" and Hill House are, this might be Jackson's masterpiece, a macabre gothic little nugget of crazy with a perfectly calibrated narrative voice, delighting and horrifying in ...more
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Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
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My first Murdoch! Which is coincidentally her first Murdoch. I don't know that the shenanigans here really added up to much in the end but it was amusing at a time when I definitely needed some amusement.
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Exhalation by Ted Chiang
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This one left me a bit flummoxed, perhaps because I don’t read much science fiction. But I loved the story “Arrival” was based on so wanted to give it a try. Also a boy lent it to me (heavy sigh.) Anyway a lot of the stories left me cold; they felt a ...more
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
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Exactly what I needed at this point in quarantine: a wide eyed, passionate reminder of the simple wonders of the world. I’m not a believer so the references to the creator throughout didn’t mean much to me but the prizing of close attention and insis ...more
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